Beyond the Frame
Celebrate the resilient indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest
Beyond the Frame is a community-wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. We are one of more than twenty organizations participating in the Pacific Northwest. We will be presenting exhibits and programming throughout the year, beginning with Living Cultures.
Symposium: Beyond the Frame: to Be Native
Nov. 16 - 17, 2018 at the Central Library
Scholars, historians, Native American community leaders, and students examine the work of Edward S. Curtis and move beyond the frame of his work to explore concepts of authenticity in art, tribal sovereignty, environmental activism and Indigenous ways of knowing.
|Friday, Nov. 16||
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
|Saturday, Nov. 17||
All day symposium
These exhibits and programs are part of the regional "Beyond the Frame: To Be Native." In 2018, more than 20 Northwest organizations and tribes will use the photography of Edward S. Curtis to spark discussions about art, culture and place. This is an opportunity for all people to listen to Native voices, to engage anew with Curtis' work, and with each other. Finally, it's an opportunity to broaden our understandings about strength and resilience; power and perception; and identity. What is it to be Native, beyond the frame?
We would like to thank the people of the Tlingit, Haida, Kwakwaka'wakw, and Lummi Nations for their support and participation.
Indigenous Stewardship of the Salish Sea
Protecting the x̌ʷəlč: Indigenous Stewardship of the Salish Sea exhibit illuminates how water is intertwined in every aspect of living.
Northwest Washington’s tribal communities have long recognized the importance of water and water-based resources in sustaining life in this region. Come explore how the sea and the rivers, and the wealth of resources in them--the salmon, whales, tule, and shellfish--are important to the region’s tribes and the work they are doing to protect those resources for future generations.
Friday, June 15 - Thursday, Aug. 30
Level 8 Gallery, Central Library
Part I: Celebrating the Resilient Indigenous Cultures of the Pacific Northwest
Living Cultures was a photography exhibit that explored contemporary Native American/First Nations life of the Haida, Lummi, Tlingit, and the Kwakw ak a’w akw nations by Sharon Eva Grainger with narratives by tribal elders.
Jan. 16 - April 30
Part II: Beyond The Frame
The Living Cultures exhibit included images from Edward S. Curtis’s North American Indian series and contemporary photos by Sharon Eva Grainger, as well as objects from the cultures represented on display.
Feb. 23 - April 30
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