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First Americans: Honoring Indigenous Resilience and Creativity

May 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - May 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Museum Volkenkunde will present an exhibition that celebrates the FIRST AMERICANS, showcasing contemporary indigenous lives, art and politics in North America.   The exhibit opens May 1 and will run through December, 2020.

Consistent with Leiden 400’s emphasis on peoples and their experience, the museum will  contribute to the publics understanding of the impact the Pilgrims had on the indigenous peoples of North America. FIRST AMERICANS will present the themes of histories, resilience, community and the future, with an emphasis on indigenous self-representation.

Works held by the museum, made by unknown artists, will be shown alongside, painting, print, photographic, textiles, jewellery, fashion pieces by living artists, some created especially for the exhibition.

FIRST AMERICANS will showcase the creativity and resilience of indigenous communities in North America, particularly the Wampanoag Nation.


Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1
Leiden, 2312 Netherlands
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