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Return From Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art Exhibition
February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pmFree
The exhibition features more than thirty contemporary Southeastern Native American artists working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, basketry, sculpture, and pottery.
The WCU Fine Art Museum will be hosting the national traveling exhibition Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art, curated by Tony A. Tiger, Bobby C. Martin, and Jace Weaver. Return from Exile is one of the first major exhibitions to focus on contemporary artists from tribal nations with an historical connection to the Southeastern United States. These include the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Muscogee (or Creek), and Seminole, all of whom were forcibly removed in the 1830s to present-day Oklahoma as a result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The title of the exhibition represents the return of these artists to their ancestral homelands.
The WCU Fine Art Museum is free and open to the public year-round, Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4pm and Thursday from 10am-7pm. The Return From Exile Exhibition runs from August 21 – December 8.