Descendants of the Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864 have created an exhibit of artwork depicting the day of the massacre. More than 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho people were viciously massacred at Sand Creek, CO. The work of Cheyenne and Arapaho artists Brent Learned and George Levi focuses on the remembrance, honor and strength of their ancestors and leaders.
CCHM is hosting the exhibition One November Morning from February 13 through May 28, 2016. This extraordinary exhibition has shown at the Denver Art Museum and galleries at University of Denver and Northwestern University. CCHM will be the first venue on the West Coast. An opening reception and program with Learned and Levi will be held on Saturday, February 13 from 4-7 pm at the Clark County Historical Museum.
Learned and Levi will be in town February 13-21. They will conduct a second program from 6-8pm on Friday, February 19. They will start the program with a viewing of a PBS documentary on Sand Creek, then talk about their art and why they created it followed by a look at other related historic events. Finally, they will engage the audience in a conversation about how this event ties to contemporary issues in our world.
Schedule of events:
- February 13 – 4-7pm Exhibition opening and program by Brent Learned and George Curtis Levi – free with admission
- February 15 – noon-8pm Native social day exclusively for the Native American community – admission waived
- February 17 – mural painting by Learned and Levi (details TBD)
- February 19 – 6-8pm Brent Learned and George Curtis Levi program (2nd offering) – $15
- February 20 – 11am-4pm Social and workshop with Brent Learned, George Curtis Levi – free with admission
CCHM is partnering with WSUV, Clark College, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Title VII Indian Education and the Portland Art Museum. Throughout the run of the exhibition, related programs related will be held at these various venues.
Your donation will help us bring the exhibition and several of the artists to the Museum.