Apsáalooke Women and Warriors: Opening Reception

Thursday, March 12
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Please join the Neubauer Collegium for a parade on March 12 (5:00–6:30 pm) to celebrate the opening of Apsáalooke Women and Warriors. The parade will be led by a group of Apsáalooke dancers, drummers, elders, and participants on horseback. Spectators are encouraged to maintain “social distance” in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The reception is now canceled.

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Field Museum and the Apsáalooke community, highlights the art and culture of the Apsáalooke people, also known as the Crow. Two tipis—on the terrace and east lawn—transform the Neubauer Collegium into a gathering place for celebrating Apsáalooke traditions and beliefs. The gallery, reimagined as the inside of a tipi, evokes an intimate domestic space, with a vibrant installation conceived by Apsáalooke scholar Nina Sanders. Visitors will encounter historical objects including a sacred war shield, a war shirt, and horse regalia; new works by Del CurfmanAllen Knows His GunBen Pease, and Kevin Red Star; beadwork by Birdie Real BirdKaris Jackson, and Elias Not Afraid; and textiles designed by Bethany Yellowtail.

Curated by Nina Sanders in collaboration with Dieter Roelstraete.

Parade begins at 5:00 p.m. on the Main Quadrangle (1100 E. 58th St.) and proceeds to the Neubauer Collegium (5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.).