The Maxwell celebrates two exhibitions in the Current Issues in Anthropology series with an exhibition celebration of Last Supper by C. Maxx Stevens and Ecologies of Resistance by DesertArt LAB on Friday, March 2 from 6–7:30 p.m.

The evening begins with a gallery talk by C. Maxx Stevens followed by a reception presenting traditional healthy foods with a contemporary lifestyle.

Current Issues in Anthropology is an ongoing series of exhibits that addresses contemporary issues that are in the news. Curator of Exhibitions Devorah Romanek uses a model called “rapid response exhibitions,” that expresses curatorial activism on time sensitive topics. Last Supper addresses diabetes and in particular native communities and Ecologies of Resistance documents a land reclamation project in Colorado.

Last Supper by C. Maxx Stevens, Seminole/Mvskoke, is a conceptual installation pointing to the negative effect of contemporary diets and the devastating effect of diabetes throughout native nations. Stevens’ builds a visual narrative based on private and public memories. The installation is on display through March 31.

Ecologies of Resistance illustrates the DesertArt LAB collaborative’s site-specific ecological installation in the high desert of southern Colorado, through the use of artifacts, archival materials, and botanical samples. The collaborative is transforming a plot of blighted land into a thriving dryland ecosystem that also serves as an edible native landscape. Ecologies of Resistance will be on display through May 1.

Presented in partnership with the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

The Maxwell Museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free & open to all.