Lucy Fowler Williams, Ph. D., lead curator of the Native American Voices



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Principal Contributors to the Exhibition



Lucy Fowler Williams, Ph.D., lead curator of the Native American Voices exhibition, is Associate Curator and Senior Keeper of the American Collections at the Penn Museum, where she has worked for 23 years. A cultural anthropologist, her research interests include issues surrounding Native American identity, material culture, Pueblo textiles, and representation. She has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the School for Advanced Research, and the Penn Museum. Her recent projects include the creation of the Penn Museum’s Louis Shotridge Digital Archive.

For Dr. Williams, this exhibition, years in the making, has been a richly collaborative process with input from more than 80 Native American contributors living and working across the United States and Canada, including four key advisors noted below:




Exhibition Content Advisors


Tina Pierce Fragoso is an enrolled member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe of Bridgeton, New Jersey, and Assistant Director of Equity and Excellence,

Coordinator of Native American Recruitment, at the University of Pennsylvania. An active community member who has helped restore her tribal history, Fragoso holds degrees in anthropology from Princeton and Stanford Universities. As part of Penn Admissions, she has the opportunity to recruit Native American students. Ms. Fragoso generously served as a leading advisor on the Native American Voices exhibition, and contributed an essay about her work in support of Native American undergraduate education for the exhibition’s special edition of Expedition Magazine (Winter 2013).


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