The title for this exhibit is one Lakota word: Takuwe. In English: Why. The focus of the exhibit is the 1890 massacre of Lakotas at Wounded Knee, but it doesn’t begin or end with the killings. Its intent is to begin with positives and to close with a call to action.
The exhibition is divided into seven chronological sections, which are accompanied by the artworks, poetry and songs of contemporary Lakota artists. Additional information about the visual artists, poets and musical artists in this exhibition is available on the CAIRNS website.
Takuwe is curated by Dr. Craig Howe, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies.
A public reception will be held at South Dakota Art Museum on Thursday, November 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Craig Howe will discuss this exhibition at 5:45.
Keith BraveHeart, Wowicala Iciwayankapi
Angela Babby, When Never Again?
Arthur Amiotte, Wounded Knee III
Ann-erika White Bird, Let Them Live Through Us
Iris Sully-Sorensen, Belief in the Dance
Monty Fralick, A Time of Many Tears
Andrea Lekberg and Frances Davidson, Quilt Made in Memory
Jessica Garcia Fritz, Tiny Topographies
Takuwe is curated by Dr. Craig Howe, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. Additional information is available on the CAIRNS website.
This exhibit is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of First Bank and Trust as part of Fishback Financial Corporation and the South Dakota Community Foundation.