This summer, the American Heritage Gallery in the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot introduces an all-new exhibition, “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art,” featuring artifacts from American Indian communities. This exhibition highlights the importance of traditional Native culture in contemporary American Indian art.
“Creating Tradition” showcases authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary works of American Indian art, demonstrating examples of cultural traditions which have been handed down through the generations. Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan), and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana. Native communities from seven geographic regions across the United States are included in the exhibition.
“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is being produced in collaboration with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
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