Faces from the Land: A Photographic Journey through Native America: September 20th 2008
at The City Library.
Indian Walk-In Center Reception for new Executive Director, Ella Dayzie: Friday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the Indian Walk-In Center
120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 486-4877
36th Annual University of Utah Pow Wow and American Indian Awareness Month Events
American Indian Woman Scholar Competition: Thursday, April 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Union Theater, Free Admission
36th Annual Pow Wow: Friday and Saturday, April 4th & 5th at the Union Ballroom, Grand Entry Times—Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 1 pm and 7 pm, Admission—$ 3.00 donation
American Indian Film Night: Tuesday, April 8th at the Union Theatre; “Miss Navajo” at 6 pm, “Native American Healing in the 21st Century” 7:15 pm, “Native Land” at 8 pm, Free Admission
Visit by ONNSFA Counselor: Wednesday, April 9th from 8 to 11 am in the CESA Lounge
American Indian Resource Center Open House with Arvol Looking Horse from the Lakota Nation as guest speaker. Hopi Eagle Dancers from Second Mesa in Arizona will perform as well: Friday, April 11th from 2 to 4 pm at the AIRC (east side of the University of Utah campus)
Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts presents the landmark exhibition, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, through January 3, 2010. Featuring more than 140 objects of unique artistry and powerful cultural expression, this world-class show presents a wealth of early Plains, Plateau, and Northeastern American Indian material from the private collection of John and Marva Warnock.
Visitors to Splendid Heritage will encounter 18th and 19th century American Indian objects of unparalleled beauty and craftsmanship, including beaded tobacco bags, weapons, dolls, cradles, war shirts, dresses, moccasins and more – a majority of which have never been on public view prior to this exhibition. Splendid Heritage co-curators Emma Hansen and Bernadette Brown have examined these objects as both works of art and cultural artifacts, bringing to light the fascinating intersection of culture and art.
The exhibition will include a touch-screen kiosk, a make-and-take craft table, hands-on activity stations, family backpacks and curatorial interviews on MP3 players. In addition, a variety of public programs have been organized to help children and adults learn more about the Plains, Plateau and Northeastern American Indians.
Free Public Programs:
Film Series Saturdays at 2 pm in the UMFA Auditorium March 28, 2009 • Powwow Highway April 25, 2009 • Cheyenne Autumn
May 23, 2009 • Sitting Bull August 22, 2009 • A Stone in My Heart September 26, 2009 • Skins
October 24, 2009 • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
November 28, 2009 • The Last of the Mohicans
March 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm • “The Art of Karl Bodmer” • Lecture by Assistant Professor of Art History James Swensen, Brigham Young University
March 18, 2009 at 7 pm • “Dual Perspectives-Insights on the American Indian Art and Culture” • Lecture by Splendid Heritage Co-curators Bernadette Brown and Emma Hansen
June 10, 2009 at 7 pm • “Peace Pipe: the Calumet in Native Diplomacy before Lewis and Clark” • Lecture by Assistant Professor of History Brett Rushforth, College of William and Mary
September 16, 2009 at 7 pm • “Ghost Dances and Identity” • Lecture by Associate Professor of History Greg Smoak, Colorado State University
November 18, 2009 at 7 pm • “The Ball-Headed War Club as Weapon, Ritual Object, and Artifact” • Lecture by Professor of History Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah
Third Saturday April 18, 2009 at 2 pm • Free Third Saturday Art Activity for Families: Beads
Adult Class: American Indian Art of the Northeast and Plains
Wednesdays from 6-8 pm, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6
In this class co-sponsored by the UMFA and the U of U Lifelong Leaning Program, participants will spend time in the exhibition and explore the customs and traditions of Native people both before and after European contact. The class will focus on their adaptation to new environments, spiritual life, and the function of art within their communities. The class will be taught by Splendid Heritage co-curator, Bernadette Brown. Advanced registration is required by calling 801-587-5433, code LLPOT 685-001. Fee is $116 for UMFA Members and $129 for non-members.
Child class: American Indian Art
July 27-30, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Children ages 6-12 can enjoy a special in-depth exploration of Splendid Heritage at the UMFA. Explore American Indian art, materials and techniques through daily hands-on art making and gallery games. Advanced registration required by calling 801-581-6984. Fee $80 plus $20 special fee; email email@example.com for more information.