James Luna: Emendatio

March 1, 2008 – April 20, 2008

National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

This complex multimedia installation by James Luna (Luiseno) pays tribute to Pablo Tac, a 19th-century Luiseno Indian who traveled to Rome in 1834 from the San Luis Rey Mission in California to study for the priesthood. Luna was named the Distinguished Artist of 2007 by the Eiteljorg Museum, where Emendatio was presented as part of their Fellowship for Native American Fine Art.


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