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Protection: Adaptation and Resistance is now showing at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe

Nationally touring exhibition, Protection: Adaptation and Resistance is now showing at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This exhibition will remain on display through April 7th, 2024.

This exhibition then travels to its final tour stop, the Alaska State Museum May 3 – Sept 24, 2024.

Protection: Adaptation and Resistance centers Indigenous ways of knowing. Working within inter generational learning groups and as collaborators in vibrant community networks, Alaska’s Indigenous artists are invigorating traditional stories in customary arts and proposing resilient futures through design, tattoo, regalia and graphic arts. Artist projects elevate collaboration, allyship, and community as tools of resistance, adaptation, and cultural affirmation. The exhibition explores three themes:  Land and Culture Protectors, Activists for Justice and Sovereignty, and Resilient Futures.

“Our lifeways, material culture, and protocols serve as armor to resist efforts to exterminate us.  They are rooted in the power to unite and create space for all people.  When we break down the efforts of those who work to silo, segregate, and discriminate there is space for all people and all living things.” – Joel Isaak (Dena’ina, Kenai)

Exhibition sponsors: National Endowment for the Arts, Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaska Community Foundation, Atwood Foundation, The CIRI Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation.

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.

Tour Calendar

Homer, AK – The Pratt Museum, June 11 – September 24, 2022

Anchorage, AK – The Anchorage Museum, October 21 – March 31, 2023

Portland, OR – Native Arts and Culture Foundation, May 19th – August 5th, 2023

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Living Arts, September 1 – October 13, 2023

Santa Fe, NM –Museum of International Folk Art – December 3rd – April 7th, 2023

Juneau, AK – Alaska State Museum, May 3rd – September 24th, 2024

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