The Beauty of Shawnee Pottery
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Second Chief Ben Barnes of the Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has been leading an effort to rediscover and reclaim the beauty of traditional Shawnee Pottery. This collaboration with archaeologists and scholars has sought to learn more about ancient ceramic technologies that were disrupted by European colonization. From this knowledge, Barnes and other tribal members are working to recreate their ancestral arts.The pottery that has resulted from these efforts is currently on display in the Glenn Black Laboratory.
On Friday, September 23rd, Second Chief Barnes presented a lecture on the project which can be viewed with the following link: http://tinyurl.com/hff8fhk
The project has been sponsored by Themester 2016, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.