Showing posts with label National Museum of the American Indian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label National Museum of the American Indian. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Comic Art Indigene opens on Friday at American Indian museum



Here's the press info:

Comic Art Indigène
March 6, 2009–May 31, 2009
NMAI on the National Mall, Washington, DC

Storytelling has long been a part of Native American culture. Comic Art Indigène examines how storytelling has been used through comics and comic-inspired art to express the contemporary Native American experience. Under the larger definition of narrative art, comic art is more related to Native American art traditions than one might expect. The earliest surviving example of such narrative art is rock art. The historic examples used in the exhibition, such as photographs of rock art, ledger art, and ceramics, are meant to link Native American art traditions with contemporary voices.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Comic Art Indigene exhibit coming to Washington

Curator Tony Chavarria sent me a note yesterday regarding the Comic Art Indigene exhibit that had been out west:

During its production, we had interest in the show as a traveling exhibition so we designed it to serve in that function. Its first stop will be at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC this March. The opening will be on March 6th and unfortunately that is all the information I have at the moment. Regrettably there is no information on NMAI's website either although this should change as the date comes closer.

When I have more details I will send them on and hope you might have a chance to see the exhibition.

So, this is the first comics exhibit for 2009 that I know of (Herblock should be at LoC later in the year) - I'll be sure to check it out. If anyone wants to do a group visit, chime in on the comments.