The tape is of a lecture given at Baird Auditorium in the National History Building at the Smithsonian Institution. A pamphlet about Luna is included. Related photographs are in NAA Photographic lot 91-26.
Biographical / Historical:
James Luna is a performance artist who won the Bessie Creator Award of the New York Dance and Theater Workshop in 1991. He is a consultant to the Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe, and his works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other placed in the United States. He was brought to Washington in 1992 as part of the American Indian Public Programs of the National Museum of Natural History.