Artist Karen Ann Hoffman hosted COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on February 16, 2021. Karen Ann is a member of the Oneida Nation and lives in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She studied Iroquois raised beadwork with Samuel Thomas and Lorna Hill and now teaches the technique to others. The NEA named her a Heritage Fellow in 2020. She exhibits nationally and her artwork is in many public collections. Hoffman earned her master’s degree in human development from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

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COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT a program developed in partnership with First American Art Magazine is an interactive, online monthly experience that brings together diverse scholars and Native artists who select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The virtual Zoom format also brings together attendees from diverse regions. Attendee questions are accepted throughout the experience via chat, and at the end opened to audio. These events are free and open to the general public.