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Past Exhibits

IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas

The Institute of Texan Cultures welcomes a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition

 
 

About the Exhibit:

IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas

September 15, 2012 - November 25, 2012

From the Smithsonian comes an important and enlightening exhibition about the intersection of American Indian and African American people and cultures. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas explores historical and contemporary stories of peoples and communities whose shared histories are woven into the fabric of American identity, but whose presence has long been invisible to many in the U.S. The exhibition sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture and creativity, and addresses the human desire to belong. With compelling text and powerful graphics, the exhibition includes accounts of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity. IndiVisible was developed by the National Museum of the American Indian with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
 
Image: Foxx family (Mashpee Wampanoag), 2008.
This family (from left: Anne, Monét, Majai (baby), Aisha, and Maurice Foxx) is from the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. At Mashpee, age-old family ties determine tribal identity, which transcends all skin colors.
 
Photo by Kevin Cartwright, NMAI, courtesy Foxx Family.

 

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