February 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Immerse yourself in a free day of art and fun for guests of all ages inspired by AMFA’s newest exhibition Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1940s to 1970s. Free studio activities, storytelling sessions, live music, and more bring the Museum to life with a celebration of Indigenous artists and performers.
The Bizhiki Culture & Dance Company kicks off the experience with energy-packed, interactive dance performances at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in the Atrium. The dancers will then lead audiences into a special storytelling performance illustrating the resilience of Indigenous cultures.
In the Windgate Art School, find inspiration to make creations of your own after watching live demonstrations by Plains Cree ledger artist Joshue Atcheynum and basket artist Nathaniel Ante. Stop by the Flex Studio to enjoy an artmaking experience and teen-curated art display with works from teens across Central Arkansas organized and led by AMFA’s Teen Advisory Board.
Support for Family Art Festival: Action/Abstraction Redefined provided by Art Bridges and the Alice L. Walton Foundation.
Action/Abstraction Redefined is organized by IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Support for this exhibition is provided by Art Bridges.
Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1940s to 1970s is organized by Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man, chief curator, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer, curator of collections, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and Dr. Lara Evans, IAIA Associate Professor of Native Art History.
The Teen Advisory Board is supported by The Schmieding Foundation.