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Media Advisory: “Creating: Quilts and Crafts of the Lakota”

Wake Forest’s Museum of Anthropology Showcase

By Sarah Drake Boerkircher, 336-758-3640, boerkisd@wfu.edu, Sara Cromwell, 336-758-5282, moa@wfu.edu, Celia Spell, 843-303-3582, spelcs11@wfu.edu Office of Communications and External Relations

Twenty eye-dazzling quilts and more than 30 items of apparel and dance regalia, made in the traditional style by 20th-century Lakota artisans, are on display at Wake Forest’s Museum of Anthropology and the Delta Arts Center.

What: The exhibition combines two independent but related exhibits: “Creating: Quilts and Crafts of the Lakota” is organized by the Heritage Center at the Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota and the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. “Contemporary Creations: Arts and Crafts by Lakota Artists” is organized by C-H Jacobson Produktion AB in Stockholm, Sweden.

When: Nov. 5 to Jan. 25, 2014.

Where: The Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology and Winston-Salem’s Delta Arts Center.

Who: Creating: Quilts and Crafts of the Lakota” is supported by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, a Milton Rhodes Innovative Project Grant from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, a Winston-Salem Partners in the Humanities Project Grant from the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Wake Forest University.

Cost: Free and open to the public. For the complete experience, visitors are encouraged to visit both museums.

About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.

 

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