WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (KTVZ) — Stereotypes of Native American people are pervasive and familiar. “Savages and Princess: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes,” which opens Wednesday, April 6 at the Museum at Warm Springs, brings together 12 contemporary Native American visual artists who are asserting their right to represent their identity as Native Americans.
Whether it uses humour, subtlety or irony, the narrative is always fiercely honest and deadly. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary and mass culture forms. “Savages and Princesses” will be on view until Wednesday, May 25.
The intention of the exhibition is to counteract the disappearance of Aboriginal representations. He embraces the power of Native Americans to replace the stereotypical images that permeate the current pop culture landscape. Recognizing that stereotypes often occur without awareness, the exhibit includes didactic information that explores common stereotypes about Indigenous peoples that are lies, followed by the truths behind them. The artists in the exhibition use the unexpected – humor, emotion or shock – to inspire viewers to question and challenge stereotypes, even the unspoken and unacknowledged.
“Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes” was originally presented at 108|Contemporary in Tulsa in 2016. This exhibition is organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
About the Warm Springs Museum
The Warm Springs Museum opened to the public on March 14, 1993. Built to the professional standards of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum’s mission is to preserve, advance and share the traditions, cultural and artistic heritage of the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. . Normal museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission: museum members (free), adults ($7), seniors over 60 ($6), students 13-18 with student card ($4.50), children 5-12 ( $3.50) and children 4 and under (free). For more information, visit museumatwarmsprings.org/. Telephone: (541) 553-3331.
This exhibition is presented by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance. ExhibitsUSA sends more than 25 exhibits on tour to more than 100 small and medium-sized communities each year. These exhibits provide access to a range of artistic and human experiences, promote understanding of diverse cultures and art forms, and encourage the deepening and breadth of cultural life in local communities. To learn more about ExhibitsUSA, email [email protected] or visit www.eusa.org.
About the Mid-America Arts Alliance
Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) empowers and supports artists, cultural organizations and communities in our region and beyond. We achieve this primarily through our national traveling exhibition programs, innovative leadership development, and strategic grant making. We are particularly committed to enriching the cultural life of historically underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful and accessible arts and culture programs and services. We believe in more art for more people. Additional information on M-AAA is available maaa.org/.