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The Art of the Story | Nanabozho Stories: Hero and Teacher

Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Creation Story (Aadizoo Kaanwag), oil on canvas.
Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Creation Story (Aadizoo Kaanwag), oil on canvas. Collection of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth.

Event Details

Fourth in The Art of the Story series, our new storytelling event for kids: Nanabozho Stories: Hero and Teacher, featuring paintings by Ojibwe artist, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland.

Kids of all ages will explore stories told through artworks in the striking exhibit: Rabbett Before Horses Strickland: Image Maker.

Strickland's paintings all feature Nanabozho, the complex culture hero and teacher from Ojibwe mythology. Intriguing turtles, butterflies and other creatures surround him, making the stories told through Strickland's art fascinating to kids and adults.

During this 1-hour session, we'll guide participants through a process of discovery using Visual Thinking Strategies, showing kids they can uncover fascinating stories and details in Strickland's dramatic paintings. Then we'll share stories featuring Nanabozho, including ones about the creation of the earth and the creation of butterflies.

This is a free event and as always, admission to the museum is free.

Ideal for elementary and middle school students (but adults and kids of all ages are welcome)

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am South Dakota Art Museum

Parking Information

Free museum parking is available immediately west of the museum on Harvey Dunn Street (GPS address: 926 Harvey Dunn Street). This parking is in front of Scobey Hall and is marked Museum Parking. No need to go back to your car with a parking pass when you check in at the front desk.

Free on-street parking is also available on the streets west of the museum.

Get the full list of "The Art of the Story" events!