Joslyn Art Museum Showcases Nebraska’s Native American History


February 18th, 2021

Omaha, NE—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 Nebraska’s Trans-Mississippi Exposition.

Featuring Dr. Annika Johnson, Associate Curator of Native American Art at Joslyn.

In many ways, the Joslyn’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 participated—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

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