Joslyn Art Museum Showcases Nebraska’s Native American History
February 18th, 2021
Omaha, NEâ€”Wendy Red Star works across media to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. The Joslyn Art Museum is currently exhibiting her collection featuring artifacts from the 1898 Indian Congress, an unprecedented convening of over thirty Native American tribes during Nebraskaâ€™s Trans-Mississippi Exposition.
In many ways, the Joslynâ€™s exhibition recreates the experience of entering the Indian Congress.
While there are some criticisms of the original Congress, pieces in this exhibition celebrate the individuals who participatedâ€”for example, the work of Frank Rinehart.
The Work of Wendy Red Star is on display now at the Joslyn Art Museum until April 25. There is a virtual tour available on March 18 at 6:30pm, and an interview with Red Star is online now. For more information, go to Joslyn.org.
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