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This IS Kalapuyan Land

August 1, 2019 - October 30, 2020

$5
A black and white monotype print of a tree trunk cross section, with a long, translucent yellow oval covering the right half

What happens when a museum known for pioneer history turns over curatorial authority to a young Indigenous artist and writer? For Five Oaks Museum, the result is a bold, self-critical exhibition about the Tualatin Valley’s first people.

For the past 60 years, Five Oaks Museum has, like many museums, acquired, collected and preserved Native artifacts that were largely donated by settler-pioneer descendants — well-meaning groups who may not know local tribal communities’ true wishes for their peoples’ artifacts. All over the world, these Native objects are the basis for exhibitions and curriculum shared with the public. They are an incredible resource, but too often, Native culture is discussed in the past tense.

Details

Start:
August 1, 2019
End:
October 30
Cost:
$5
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Website:
https://fiveoaksmuseum.org/exhibit/this-is-kalapuyan-land/

Organizer

Five Oaks Museum

Other

Accessibility
None
Diversity
BIPOC-curated, BIPOC artist(s), Women curated

Venue

Five Oaks Museum
17677 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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