WEST GALLERY

NOW OPEN, through November 22, 2017

In the late 1990s and early 2000s several tribal artists began their own renaissance of traditional Southeastern beadwork. They rekindled the traditions within their own cultures to help reforge the chain of broken tradition. Each artist strives to create beadwork based upon traditional forms, often using the knowledge of their Tribal elders and pieces in museums to learn about or rediscover these forms. In this exhibition seven contemporary beadwork artists are featured: Roger Ellis Amerman (Choctaw), Karen Berry (Cherokee), Martha Berry (Cherokee), Carol Cypress (Seminole), Jerry Ingram (Choctaw/ Cherokee), Jay Mcgirt (Creek/Seminole), and Brian Zepeda (Seminole). This exhibition includes bandolier bags, sashes, baldrics, and other beautifully ornate beaded objects.

Please join us at the Museum for an exhibit reception and a chance to meet some of the artists on January 14, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

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