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Rethink! American Indian Art at Berkshire Museum

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The innovative exhibition, Rethink! American Indian Art at Berkshire Museum, features both striking contemporary art and important historic art objects. The exhibition will feature contemporary works of art in a range of media and techniques, from video installations, contemporary basketry, and beadwork to ceramics, sculpture, and glass, by accomplished artists Marcus Amerman, Jeremy Frey, Teri Greeves, Diego Romero, Preston Singletary, and Bently Spang.

The exhibition also will include historic Native American art objects from Berkshire Museum’s permanent collections. Rethink! is co-curated by art historian Margaret Archuleta and Berkshire Museum’s director of interpretation Maria Mingalone and collections manager/registrar Leanne Hayden.

Six of the participating artists and co-curator Archuleta traveled to the Museum this past winter to take part in a three-day symposium where they were able to review, reflect, and share their stories, thoughts, and opinions about the Museum’s collection, and the relationship of their work to that collection. The sessions were filmed and are being used as a tool in the development of the exhibition. Due to the unique curatorial approach being used in the development of Rethink!, the exhibition will move past a typical anthropological interpretation of Native American cultural objects to present them for what they are: rich, vibrant artworks.

Through January 6, 2013 | 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday; 12pm-5pm Sunday | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 413-443-7171 | $13 adult; $6 child;
Museum members & children 3 and under FREE

General Info

Venue: The Berkshire Museum
Style: Visual Arts, Downtown
Dates: Jan 5, 2013
Jan 5, 2013