November 01, 2007

Black-Indian history on display

NMAI exhibition will explore hidden histories of race[W]ord of an NMAI exhibition on the intersecting histories of blacks and American Indians has met with intense interest, and it has only snowballed in recent weeks, as NMAI finalized a lineup of essays on the themes of African-Native American race, community, culture and creativity, according to Tayac of the core curatorial team and Fred Nahwooksy, the project coordinator.

"IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," is scheduled to open in November 2008 with an exhibition of 20 "bannered panels" at NMAI in Washington. Media materials, a Web site with educational materials, and a publication will accompany the bannered panels - museum lingo for the tall rectangular panels that present graphic materials and written information in a more or less narrative manner across a number of panels.

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