https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigenous-peoples-gallery-opening-celebration-tickets-391178805337?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
611 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
Art, Good for Groups, History, Lectures & Conferences
Join us to celebrate the opening of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum’s new Indigenous Peoples Gallery!
This powerful new exhibit explores Cyrus Dallin’s sculptures of Indigenous peoples in the context of his own time, intentions, and advocacy, while elevating the experiences of Indigenous peoples of the past and present. Interpretive themes examine America’s colonial legacy, the complex responses to Dallin’s imagery by viewers today, and Indigenous perspectives on history and healing.
The Dallin Museum is grateful to our collaborators Elizabeth Solomon (Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag), Forrest Cuch (Ute Tribe), Claudia Tekina-ru Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein), and Faries Gray (Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag) for sharing their knowledge and insights with us on this project.
Opening remarks will be held in Whittemore Park (in front of the Museum) at 1 pm. An Exemplary Volunteer plaque honoring late Treasurer Paul McGaffigan will also be dedicated! Guests are welcome to enjoy refreshments in the park from 1-3 pm. The Museum will be open for tours from 12-4 pm.
The Indigenous Peoples Gallery project is supported by funds from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area Partnership Grant Program. Learn more about the Gallery here.
This event is free and open to all. Reservations are not required, but you are welcome to click the ticket link to let us know you will be attending!
The Dallin Museum is located at 611 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA 02474. Parking is available in the municipal lot behind the Museum. Meters are free on Sundays.