Indigenous Arts and Artists from Southers New England
September 18 - November 17, 2023
In the Algonkian dialect spoken by Indigenous peoples of Southern New England, there is no word for ‘art.’ The title of this exhibition asks us to consider how Western concepts of art may be expanded beyond narrow definitions to be more inclusive, culturally relevant and holistic. “Monatash”means abundance--in many beautiful, varied, and rich forms. Interrogating the colonial narratives of disappearance, while honoring ancestral bonds, these traditional and contemporary works from the tribal homelands now known as Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut by area Indigenous artists powerfully express a lived history that is always present and perpetually abundant--offering us many pathways into a future where all people shall walk in justice and peace.
Co-curated by Pam Ellis (Hassanamisco Nipmuc)
The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery invites you to
An Eastern Woodlands Twined Basket Workshop with Renowned Indigenous Artist Julia Marden
Saturday, September 30, 2023
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery, Charlestown Campus
Julia Marden (Aquinnah Wampanoag), an internationally recognized Eastern Woodlands artist, will conduct a traditional twined basket workshop. Twining is a form of weaving without a loom and is a traditional art of area Native American tribes.
Her work is currently on exhibit at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College.
Limited to 12 participants. To reserve your seat, please email email@example.com.