EXHIBITIONS IN WASHINGTON, DC
November 10, 2009–May 23, 2010
October 16, 2009–August 8, 2010
June 12, 2009–November 1, 2009
March 6, 2009–May 31, 2009
January 14, 2009–February 18, 2009
November 1, 2008–August 16, 2009
October 3, 2008–January 4, 2009
EXHIBITIONS IN NEW YORK
November 14, 2009–March 7, 2011
June 13, 2009–January 10, 2010
June 13, 2009–January 10, 2010
November 1, 2008–May 17, 2009
September 26, 2008–September 13, 2009
June 7, 2008–September 21, 2008
James Luna: Emendatio
March 1, 2008–April 20, 2008
October 20, 2007–January 20, 2008
September 12, 2007–July 20, 2008
March 3, 2007–September 3, 2007
November 11, 2006–February 4, 2007
September 23, 2006–March 31, 2010
September 16, 2006–January 28, 2007
July 22, 2006–June 10, 2007
November 5, 2005–May 20, 2007
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2006
FILMSDaily ScreeningOctober 2, 2006–October 27, 20061 pm, 3 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pmDailyNew YorkThe Screening Room, Second Floor
Hopiit (1984, 14 min.) Victor Masayesva, Jr. (Hopi) Impressionistic views from the Hopi Pueblos highlight changes in village life during the four seasons
Kiowa Cradleboard Maker: The Art and Tradition of Vanessa Jennings (30 min.) Director: Scott Swearingen and Sandy Rhoades. Indian people of many tribes celebrate and honor the birth of a child with a cradleboard. Vanessa Jennings, a Kiowa beadworker and cradleboard maker, carries on this tradition. Crafted from wood and rawhide, beautifully decorated, cradleboards link families and generations.
FILMSEspecially for KidsOctober 2, 2006–October 31, 200610:30 am and 11:45 amDailyNew YorkThe Screening Room, Second Floor
Paulina and the Condor (1995, 10 min.) Marisol Barragan. Bolivia. An animation tells the story of an Aymara girl of Bolivia who leaves her mountain home to live in the city.
Onenhakenra: White Seed (1984, 20 min.). U.S. Frank Semmens for the Akwesasne Museum. Mohawks of the Akwesasne Reservation talk about the role of corn in their culture and show the making of traditional corn soup and corn husk dolls.
Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun (2004, 23 min.) U.S./Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwakwaka'wakw). A computer animation based on a traditional tale from the North Pacific Coast brings to life the comic and creative interaction of Eagle, Frog, and Raven at the beginning of time—and how Raven brings daylight to the world
PERFORMANCESTraditional Tsimshian StoriesSampson Bryant, with Dawn Yeomans and Marilyn BryantFriday, October 20, 200610:30 a.m. (school groups only) & 12 noonSaturday, October 21, 200611:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.Sunday, October 22, 200611:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.Washington DCRasmuson TheaterSaturday 11 a.m. program ONLY: Room 4018-19, Fourth level
"Storytelling is the traditional way our people pass down their family history."
As a child growing up, Sampson Bryant heard hundreds of Tsimshian stories told by his mother and father. While telling these stories, they would describe what masks and dances went with each story. Now a master carver, dancer, and storyteller, Sampson is active in training young people in the cultural traditions of the Ts'msyen Nation, British Columbia. 45 minutes.
Presented in conjunction with "Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life along the North Pacific Coast"Month at a glance | Print selected events