Always wanted to learn about art of all varieties, but had no idea where to begin? Check out “Colored Criticism”, a new web documentary series from Tiffany Bradley* that takes a multi-racial and young-adult-focused lens to art and creates an experience to learn about new exhibitions or works.In the first episode (which you can check out above), prominent Nakoda/Lakota feminist activist and Save Wįyąbi Project co-founder Lauren Chief Elk joins Bradley in an accessible and thought-provoking look at ”The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky”, an exhibit which showed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier this spring and wrestles with age-old questions about Native American appropriation and representation. To mark the new series’s launch, Chief Elk will be answering questions for a live Twitterchat at 2p ET tomorrow. Join the chat at @colorcriticism and use the hashtag #digitalnatives (flipping a term used by marketers to describe Millenial consumers) to ask questions about the exhibit and contemporary representation in Native arts.
*Note: Bradley is a former employee of Race Forward, and Colorlines News Editor Aura Bogado serves as a member of the project’s advisory board.