Apsáalooke Women and Warriors

This exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society is the second chapter of the three-part curatorial project Apsáalooke Women and Warriors. Its centerpiece is a tipi-like structure that transforms the gallery into an intimate interior space incorporating the work of contemporary Apsáalooke artists featured at the Field Museum. The gallery space has been built and decorated according to scenographic guidelines conceived by exhibition curator Nina Sanders. Its most striking feature is its color (a lively, visceral pink) and material (a densely draped fabric). Inside this womb-like space, the visitor will encounter a historical Apsáalooke shield from the Field collection inside a custom-built vitrine, flanked by new paintings by Del Curfman, Allen Knows His Gun, Ben Pease, and Kevin Red Star. Newly made beadwork by Karis Jackson and Elias Not Afraid are displayed on tables and walls, and visitors are welcome to handle the materials. In fact, the exhibition is conceived as a social gathering space: mats, pillows, rugs, and the like not merely re-create the sense of an active meeting place but put the space to work. Among the materials offered for perusal in this living environment is the third chapter of Apsáalooke Women and Warriors: the eponymous accompanying book, published by the Neubauer Collegium and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Copies of the book are available for sale at the Seminary Coop Bookstore.

Curated by Nina Sanders in collaboration with Dieter Roelstraete.

IMAGE: Karis Jackson, Let's Round Dance, 2016. Photo by Max Herman.

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To protect the health and safety of our community, the Neubauer Collegium Gallery will be closed until further notice.