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April:

20 - Monday: Native American poetry reading with Linda Hogan
7:00 - 9:-00 p.m., MSU Museum
Well-known feminist author Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), Associate Professor, University of Colorado/Boulder, will read one of her stories on quilting as well as selections from more recent work.
22 - Wednesday: Educator's Open House
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., MSU Museum Auditorium.
View the exhibit, preview educational materials produced by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and Michigan State University Museum, and meet with trained gallery interpreters and educators who halped develop the resources and quilt artist and author Margaret Wood (Navajo/Seminole) of Phoenix, Arizona.
23 - Thursday: "Developing a Museum Exhibit: A Native Perspective." Discussion with Margaret Wood

3:00 - 4:20 p.m., MSU Museum Auditorium and Main Gallery.
Quilt artist and author Margaret Wood will talk about her involvement as a consultant, researcher, and contributor to this exhibition.

Open only to students enrolled in art, art history, and museum studies.

24 - Friday "Meet the Artist: Margaret Wood" - Native Quilting Demonstration

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Country Stitches
Margaret Wood (Seminole/Navajo) of Phoenix, Arizona will share experiences and insights on Native quilting.

Sponsor: Country Stitches, MSU Native American Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Cost: $20/person

Contact: Country Stitches, 517-351-2416

"Meet the Artist: Margaret Wood" - Native Quilting Demonstration
2:00 - 3:30 p.m., MSU Museum Main Gallery
An opportunity for students and the general public to talk with Margaret Wood (Navajo/Seminole) from Phoenix, Arizona.
Native Quilting Workshop - Margaret Wood (Navajo/Seminole)

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Country Stitches
Margaret Wood of Phoenix, Arizona , whose work is featured in To Honor and Comfort, will share experiences and insights on Native quilting.

Sponsor: Country Stitches, MSU Native American Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Cost: $20/person

Contact: Country Stitches, 517-351-2416

26 - Sunday Public Opening/Reception/Native Quilt Festival
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MSU Museum
"Meet the Artist: Margaret Wood" - Native Quilting Demonstration
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Learn about Native quilting from Margaret Wood (Seminole/Navajo) who will demonstrate quilting and share some of her experiences as a participant in this exhibit.
"Meet the Curators" gallery tour
2:00 p.m.
Join curatorial staff on a tour of exhibit and learn stories about the development of the exhibit and the quilters who are included
Native Quilting: A Video Festival
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
View three recently-produced videos on how quilts are used in different Native communities: "Hopi Quilts" (focusing on quilts in a baby naming ceremony), "Montana High School Basketball Tournament Star Quilt Ceremony" (featuring an honoring ceremony held annually by Assiniboine and Sioux), and "Takini: A Week to Remember" (reporting on a Sioux high school-based AIDS education and NAMES quilt project).
"Authors' Book Signing"
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. C. Kurt Dewhurst and Dr. Marsha MacDowell, editors of the publication will be on hand to autograph copies of their book To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions.
Storytelling with Marclay Crampton
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Join Marclay Crampton (Ojibwa/Odawa) as he relates stories of Michigan's Anishnabe (Potawatomi, Ojibwa, and Odawa).
In-gallery interpreters
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Join individuals knowledgeable about the exhibit who will give mini-tours and be on hand to answer questions
Refreshments
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Provided by the MSU Museum Associates