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Becky Olvera Schultz-Petaluma Historical Museum Exhibit

7th Museum Exhibit Great Success in Sonoma County

Recently my artwork was featured in my 7th museum exhibition, Tribal Voices, an expression of Native American culture combining contemporary artwork with Native American artifacts. Tribal Voices prompted visitors to see the links and continuities within the vast panorama of Native American art and artifacts and to consider it with fresh eyes. The intention was to shift how Native Art culture is exhibited and discussed.

On display were my mixed media Native American masks, photos from my Powwow Dancer series, giclees, a serigraph and a rawhide shield.

Also featured was the photography of Christine Cobaugh with images from her Spirit Dancer series and other works. See more of her work at Water-Spirit. Artifacts and interpretative panels were provided by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Items from the collection of historian Dan Brown were also on display. Colleen Hicks, Director of the Marin Museum of the American Indian, provided Plains Indian bustles, moccasins, a headdress and artifacts from the 1800’s for the exhibit.

The Tribal Voices exhibit was on display at the beautiful Petaluma Historical Museum in downtown Petaluma, the former library which was built in 1904 and was Petaluma’s first library.

The exhibit was well received and ran from June 3rd through August 28th.  The museum is located at 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.  707-778-4398. Hours are Thursday–Saturday 10:00–4:00 and Sunday – 12-3.

 

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