There are as many ways to approach art as there are artworks and artists. One way is to see it as an expression of cultural identity — and thus also as a contributor to cultural identity. Two otherwise very different shows at the Addison Gallery of American Art richly explore this role art can play. “Pekupatikut Innuat Akunikana/Pictures Woke the People Up: An Innu Project with Wendy Ewald and Eric Gottesman” and “People, Places, Things: Symbols of American Culture” both run through Jan. 13.
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