We are transforming our website with the intention of transforming how indigenous culture and peoples are represented. We purposefully juxtaposed black and white imagery against their contemporary counterpart in color. Quahogs are transformed into modern wampum jewlery (artist James Jones, Mashantucket Pequot.) Corn is transformed into sublime cuisine (our own Chef Sherry Pocknett, Mashpee Wampanoag.) The historic image of a warrior is transformed into a millennial wearing a pop culture t-shirt (artist Jared Yazzie, Navajo.) These artists represent a next generation Native narrative that gives greater understanding to the evolution of a new Native voice. We will be featuring rotating artists on our webpage to convey the beauty and diversity of their art, so come back to see who will be featured next. Please visit the museum to see how your views, ideas and opinions of Native culture and peoples will be transformed.
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Open April 1 for the 2016 Season:
IFAM(E) - Indigenous Fine Art Market East on May 20, 21 and 22
The Pequot Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the last admission at 4:00 pm.
Artists-in-Residence: Calling Native artists
IFAM(E) will be the largest 3-day juried Native American art show and celebration with on the east coast with 90 artists from 50 Nations. Hosted at the Pequot Museum, artists will show and sell contemporary and traditional fine art in the museum’s Gathering Space. The unique aspect of IFAM(E) is the inclusion of not only visual but performing and culinary indigenous artists to include hip hop and reggae bands, singer-songwriters, traditional music and dance, film, fashion, installation art, mural painting, youth art, and traditional and contemporary foods. For more information about IFAM and IFAM(E) please visit www.indigefam.org.
The Pequot Museum is now offering studio work space to Native artists free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. As an Artist-in-Residence, you can demonstrate your process to visitors, show your work, and help us design a retail option for selling your work. Download a space request form.
For more information contact: Deb Jones @ DJones@pequotmuseum.org