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Portrait in studio of Tomashi Jackson

On Friday, July 10, the Parrish Art Museum will host an evening with Tomashi Jackson, the Museum's 2020 Platform artist, in conversation with K-Sue Park, Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Kelly Dennis, a member of the Shinnecock Nation and attorney specializing in Federal American Indian law; and Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, who will moderate the discussion. Jackson will focus on historical land rights and appropriation in the United States—specifically the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, on the East End of Long Island—as it relates to her multi-faceted project, The Land Claim.

The Land Claim focuses on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on the East End of Long Island. In her work for the exhibition, Jackson juxtaposes current and historical racial segregation in the region, similar to her work in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.