MoMA Welcomes Confluence

What a truly amazing gift it was that The Museum of Modern Art in New York City welcomed Confluence Founding Board Chair Antone Minthorn and Executive Director Colin Fogarty to speak to the museum staff about how Confluence has become a model in the national discussion about monuments. Our art landscapes are modern markers of story that create opportunities for education, in true partnership with Native people. We discussed the Confluence mission to connect people to the history, living cultures, and ecology of our shared landscape through Indigenous voices. We also met with MoMA’s education team, art conservation lab, Museum Director Glenn Lowry and Research Programs Director Leah Dickerman (pictured). Incredible thanks to our fabulous host, Project Manager Jason Dubs. As Antone put it, since our founding 20 years ago by Jane Jacobsen, Confluence has been building coalitions to advance our work and our mission. That work continues today. Finally, it was so great to end our trip with a lovely reunion with our friend, the celebrated artist Maya Lin. We love New York!

Antone Minthorn and Colin Fogarty at MoMA presentation
Leah Dickerman, Colin Fogarty, Glenn Lowry, and Antone Minthorn
Colin Fogarty, Maya Lin, and Antone Minthorn