This is an educational exhibit curated by Dr. Craig Howe of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS). According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a beautiful young woman (Tapun Sa Win, or Red Cheek Woman) who married a star and went to live with him in the sky. Near the due date for the birth of her baby, she inadvertently created a hole in the sky through which she could see her relatives on earth. This made her lonesome so she braided a rope to descend to them. This exhibit divides the Tapun Sa Win narrative into seven passages which are interpreted by four types of artworks by contemporary Lakota artists: a two-dimensional artwork, a three-dimensional artwork, a poem, and a song.
Artist Reception: October 19 from 5-7 p.m.; Discussion at 5:45 p.m. with Dr. Craig Howe
Learn more about this exhibit: Tapun Sa Win Narrative Brochure.
The museum parking lot is west of the museum on Harvey Dunn Avenue (in front of Scobbey Hall).Tapun Sa Win Artists Brochure