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Transformations

Included with museum admission

Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 10:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Celebrate Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art with incredible dance performances, art making and artist demonstrations!

10:30 am–3:30 pm

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
Weaving

Artist D.Y. Begay (Diné Navajo), featured artist in Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art, demonstrates how she creates her original handwoven Navajo rugs.

 

10:30 am–3:30 pm

DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY
Abstract Landscapes

Use strips of paper to explore abstract landscapes.

 

11 am

STORY TIME
Jingle Dancer
Meet at information desk | For families with children ages 4 and up
Tickets available at admissions desk on day or program

How will Jenna be able to perform a jingle dance in the upcoming powwow without enough tin jingles? Hear what happens when we read Jingle Dancer, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, a tribal member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

 

11 am–3 pm

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION
Transforming Pottery
Atrium

Artist Jason Garcia (Okuu Pin) transforms materials into a visually rich mix of Pueblo history and culture, comic book super heroes, video game characters, religious icons and all things pop culture. Watch as he shares his artistic process and inspiration. 


11:30 am–noon

FAMILY GALLERY EXPLORATION
For children ages 5 and up with adult
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program

Explore Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art, in a 30-minute, hands-on tour designed just for families.

 

Noon and 2:30 pm

PERFORMANCES
Yellow Bird
Atrium

The internationally renowned family dance troupe from Phoenix, Arizona, led by Ken Duncan (Apache), perform the energetic and stunning hoop dance and more.

 

1–2 pm

DOCENT-LED GALLERY TOUR
Shapeshifting
Meet at information desk | For adults and teens
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour

 

2 pm

STORY TRAILS
Read the Stars
Meet at information desk | For children ages 5 to 8 with adult
Reservations by February 16

Listen to a Navajo legend retold in Jerrie Oughton's book How the Stars Fell Into the Sky, and design a constellation shadowbox with your own star pattern.

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3:30-5 pm

FILM
Barking Water
Morse Auditorium | For adults and teens
Reservations by February 16

Join Frankie and Irene on their drive through Oklahoma on a redemptive journey that introduces the struggles of their past relationship and Frankie's urgent need to make amends with his daughter and her child. 2009, 78 minutes, directed by Sterlin Harjo.

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Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts

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