BMAC presents online talk by artist M. Carmen Lane
M. Carmen Lane

BMAC presents online talk by artist M. Carmen Lane

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present a free talk by artist M. Carmen Lane on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register at

Lane will discuss the BMAC exhibit “(í:se)Be Our Guest/Stolen,” an examination of the intergenerational trauma of Indigenous displacements and Black fugitive migrations, through the lens of the artist's Afro-Indigenous family history. Lane will explore the host/guest relationship, family fracturing and splintering, and the history of displacement of Black and Indigenous people. The exhibit is on view through June 12.

“In this exhibition, Lane offers a meditation around home, family history, and relationship to place,” said the exhibit's curator, Mildred Beltré Martinez, in a statement accompanying the exhibit. “Lane exploits the repetition and layering made possible through printmaking to examine and consider variations (and continuities) as one moves from image to image. Personal objects belonging to the artist and the artist's family accompany the prints, adding another dimension to the unfolding narrative.”

Lane is a two-spirit African American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist and writer whose work integrates ancestry, legacy, and spirituality and pursues expansion, experimentation, and play. Lane is founder and director of ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, an urban retreat center and social practice experiment in holistic health, leadership development, Indigenous arts, and culture.

Lane has exhibited work at the FRONT 2018 triennial group show by Michael Rakowitz, “A Color Removed” at SPACES Gallery, EFA Project Space's spring 2019 exhibition “In The Presence of Absence,” The Riffe Gallery's “SHIFT” exhibition, and the group exhibition “CONVERGE” at the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve.

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