The Price of Salt: Lesbian Community and Navajo Sovereignty in Laura Gilpin’s ‘The Summer Hogan of Old Lady Long Salt’ (1953)

Louise Siddons (Ph.D. Stanford University) is an associate professor of art history at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches courses in American and Native American visual and material culture. From 2002-2007 she was a curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; she also taught at San Francisco State and Michigan State University. She joined the faculty at Oklahoma State in 2009, and from 2010-2013, in addition to her faculty position, Siddons was the founding curator and co-director of the OSU Museum of Art. An historian of American art and visual culture, as well as of the broader history of printmaking and photography, Siddons publishes on topics from the eighteenth century to the present, and is active as an independent curator and critic. Her most recent monograph is Centering Modernism: J. Jay McVicker and Postwar American Art (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018). A 2018 Fellow at the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, she is currently writing a book about photographer Laura Gilpin and midcentury Navajo politics, along with two shorter studies about Native visual sovereignty in the civil rights era.


5:00pm, 14 May 2018

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London