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Modern TRADITIONS Curator Statement – American Indian Center
March 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
This exhibit by the Indian American Center, challenges the ideas of what is considered tradition is important to help us take a critical look at our histories and how those narratives have been influenced for particular agendas throughout history. Today, in this group exhibit we are voicing and expressing our histories as we experience them and are looking ahead for the future generations to know that we are imparting the importance of self-representation.
This diversity is reflective of the richness of our relatives and cultures across this continent. This collection also honors the tradition of this place, Chicago, as having been long before European invasion (and still today) a nexus for the exchange of ideas and an important crossroads for people and their respective cultures.