Visit the Pequot Museum and Prepare to be Transformed.
We are transforming how indigenous cultures and peoples are represented. For our website 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 into a modern powwow dancer (artist Morningstar Figueroa, Mashantucket Pequot.) 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.
Our Latest News
New Pequot War Exhibit is Open!
The Pequot Museum will open a new exhibit Oct. 1, 2016 on the results of their seven year study of the Battlefields of the Pequot War project (1636-1637). For details visit our Event page.
Native Expressions: Art Show & Silent Auction - November 1 through Novembe 30
Native Expressions will feature nearly 100 pieces and will be on display until Nov. 30 in our temporary gallery located off the atrium. From Nov 1 up until Nov 19 at 5:30 pm, patrons will have the opportunity to either bid or purchase a selection of the artwork from the artists.For details visit our Event page.
Honoring The Veterans Powwow - November 5
Join us in honoring and thanking this country's greatest heroes at our 2016 Veterans Powwow. This event is open to both Native and non-native veterans and active duty military. The general public is encouraged to participate. For details visit our Event page.
Native Fashion Show at Tanger Outlets, Foxwoods - November 12
“Continuation: A Native Fashion Show” will take place at Tanger Outlets, Foxwoods. The fashion show is a visual representation of the continuous nature of wearable culture for Native people in the Northeast. Indigenous artists + indigenous models + select Tanger Outlets retailers = an unforgettable fashion statement. For details visit our Event page.
FEAST: a Native Thanksgiving Buffet - November 19
Join us for FEAST,a very special Native Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Chef Sherry will be preparing and featuring traditional Native fare with a modern twist. For details and tickets visit our Event page.
Artists-in-Residence: Calling Native artists
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