Exhibits Around Portland

Portland Art Museum: Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy

This major exhibition features contemporary photographs by Native American photographers Zig Jackson, Wendy Red Star, and Will Wilson in dialogue with photographs from Edward Curtis’ renowned body of work, The North American Indian. Over 1,500 photogravures illustrate the book volumes, and the portfolios hold an additional 700 large-scale images. Rich both for its artistry and historical content, The North American Indian is considered one of the most significant non-indigenous records of Native American culture ever produced, and the Museum possesses a complete set.

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland,
February 6 - May 6: 10 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays.
$19.99 Adults / $16.99 Seniors & College Students / FREE 17 and under

Portland State University: Master Works of Native American Women of the Columbia River Plateau

Display of outstanding twined and beaded objects created by Native American women of this region.  More than 50 flat bags, hats, pouches and quivers dating from 1870-1930 by women of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama people are from the collection of Natalie Fay Linn and the Linn family of Portland.

Portland State University Lincoln Hall Lobby, SW Broadway and Mill St., Portland
February 1-28: 8 am-6 pm

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science

Students and families will learn the ways in which traditional knowledge of indigenous communities and cutting–edge science are being applied to improve our world. The exhibition tells the stories of four communities, giving visitors real life examples of how traditional knowledge and Western science provide complementary solutions to ecological and health challenges.  Through the voices of elders and youth, hands–on interactives, and clever video games, visitors gather resources, examine data, and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and reclamation of age–old practices. The exhibition is specially designed for students ages 11–14 and their families, and has English audio, video, text, and samplings from several different indigenous languages.

OMSI: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland.
Tues – Sun 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Youth & seniors $9.75, adults $13.50