A Closer Look at ‘Appeal to the Great Spirit’

In this five-minute video, originally included as part of the MFA’s virtual Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration in 2020, Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Associate Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas, discusses the history of Appeal to the Great Spirit at the MFA. Learn about the sculpture’s public reception since it was first installed on the Museum’s Huntington Avenue lawn in 1912 and hear some visitor responses collected in 2019 at our inaugural Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration.