Stereotypes of Native American peoples are ubiquitous and familiar. Examine them more closely when you visit Johnson County Museum this Saturday, January 11th to check out Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes.
Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes is the latest exhibition on view at the Johnson County Museum. The exhibition, featuring the work of 13 contemporary Native American artists and representing over 20 tribal nations, intends to counteract the popular notion that Native Americans exist in the past. It intends to give power back to Native peoples to replace stereotypical images of Native peoples that permeate popular culture.
Through these artworks, contemporary Native American visual artists reclaim their right to represent their identities as Native Americans. Whether using humor, subtlety, or irony, the telling is always fiercely honest and dead-on. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass cultural forms.
Explore local history and heritage at the Johnson County Museum through engaging collections, challenging exhibitions, and captivating programs. Learn about Johnson County history by touring the amazing 1950s All-Electric House, along with the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County. Kids and families love the kid-sized history experience Kidscape, and new experiences are presented two to three times a year in the changing exhibit gallery.
Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes is on view at the Johnson County Museum until March 14, 2020. Regular admission prices apply, and museum members receive free entry. For more information, visit www.jcprd.com.
We know how important it is to participate in all of the latest and greatest activities that take place in our community—especially after a long week at the office. Luckily enough for you, adventure is always right around the corner at Savannah West Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri!
Saturday, January 11, 2020—9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Johnson County Museum
8788 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas 66212