Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Voices of Native American Women
September 21, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Join us for a special viewing of our current exhibit in the Mashantucket Gallery. A short overview of the background/significance of this art exhibit will be presented by Chris Newell, Museum Education Supervisor. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) is one of the nation’s leading photographers, based in the Pacific Northwest. Her most recent endeavor, Project 562, is a multi-year national project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States resulting in an unprecedented repository of imagery and oral histories that accurately portrays contemporary Native Americans.
Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Voices of Native American Women provides remarkable insights into contemporary Native American women. Wilbur has curated the striking photographs from among the thousands of portraits she has taken in recent years. The photographs are accompanied by written narratives and audio of the interviews she conducts as part of her project. Elders, activists, educators, culture-bearers, artists, and students have shared with Wilbur their realities as Native women. They convey how ancestral and contemporary identities shape their lives and hopes in Indian Country.
On display now thorugh November 2019 in the Mashantucket Gallery
"The time of sharing, building cultural bridges, abolishing racism, and honoring the legacy that this country is built upon is among us. Project 562 is that platform." – Matika
Please join us after the special viewing/reception for the film screening of “Warrior Women” from 6:00-7:30 pm. For more information, see our event page for the film