The art of collective identity at the Addison
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.