Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

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Date: May 18, 2022 - July 30, 2022


MSU Museum - Main Gallery
409 West Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

In partnership with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the exhibition “Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians” will be on view in the Main Gallery at the MSU Museum May 18 – July 30, 2022.

Historic and contemporary examples of Odawa arts and crafts will be on display, including quill boxes, beadwork, regalia, basketry, and ceramics. Through these finely crafted objects, thematic threads are woven together to explore the economic drivers, environmental factors, and challenges inherent in sustaining tradition, creative practice, and identity. This exhibition was curated by Eric Hemenway and Liz Erlewine.

Virtual Programs:

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
7:00-8:00 p.m.
The Kindred Exhibition: A Community and Museum Collaboration

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Building, Accessing, and Using Contemporary Anishinabe Collections of Michigan State University Museum

Wednesday July 20, 2022
7:00-8:30 p.m.
A Conversation with a Family of Contemporary Anishinabe Beadwork Artists: Stella Kay, Sidney Kay, Regina Brubaker-Carver, Vicki Lynn, and Becca Lynn

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
7:00-8:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Two Extraordinary Traditional Artists: Yvonne Walker Keshick and Renee “Wasson” Dillard

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