Eiteljorg Museum | Indianapolis, Indiana | FEB 12 - AUG 7, 2011
Explore the interwoven histories of African Americans and Native Americans with Red/Black: Related Through History. This groundbreaking exhibition is the result of a partnership between the Eiteljorg Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Red/Black includes the NMAI panel exhibit IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas and portrays the shared experiences of African and Native Americans as allies and adversaries, through images, artifacts, film and more. The exhibition also explores issues of race and identity and the question: “Who am I and who gets to say so?” Red/Black will be supported by performances, genealogy workshops, lectures and other dynamic programming.
The story of this largely ignored subject is told through personal narratives, paintings, baskets, pottery, photographs and other rare items gathered from private collections and museums across the country. See a basket made by a Cherokee-owned slave and hear drum music with shared African and Native rhythms. Learn how the exhibit narrative relates to you, what we know about the past and how people judge one another.
IndiVisible was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition was made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Akaloa Resource Foundation and the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
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Programming for the whole family to enjoy (Click program name for details)
- Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening Day
- Feb. 12, 2:30 p.m. Lecture: “Deerskin, Mud Cloth and Wool” by Penny Gamble-Williams (Chappaquiddick/Wampanoag)
- March 19, 2:30 p.m. Lecture: “Hearing Radmilla” by Radmilla Cody (Navajo (Diné)/African American)
- March 19, 7 p.m. Concert: Traditional Navajo songs by Radmilla Cody Additional fee.
- April 8, 7 p.m. Concert: Jazz, blues and popular music by Blair Clark (Chippewa/African American) Additional fee.
- April 9, 11 a.m. Concert: Electro-acoustic ambient music by Adam Riviere
- May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Genealogy Day featuring Angela Walton-Raji and Charmayne Champion Shaw (Cheyenne)
- June 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Storytelling: Khabir the Storyteller recounts tales of the First Kansas Colored Infantry
- June 18, 12 and 2 p.m. Concert: A capella African American folks songs by Freetown Village Singers
- June 18, 2:45 p.m. Lecture: The Dynamics of Common Unity between African and Native Americans—Evidence from African-American Narratives by Dr. Robert Keith Collins (African-Choctaw)
- July 23, 2:30 p.m. Lecture: Like the Indians Themselves—Blacks in the 19th century Cherokee Nation by Dr. Tiya Miles
We have created a curriculum for third and fifth grade Indiana classrooms. to download the curriculum and to check out the other classroom resources created by the Eiteljorg Museum click here. Additionally, there will be a workshop just for you on Feb. 19. Click here for more info on the workshop.