Mary’s newest exhibit will feature women who have been, or who are now, instrumental in recognizing the sacredness of water: water walkers, scientists, advocates, farmers, sailors, explorers, et al. This will be an international exhibit that Mary hopes/dreams to complete by late 2021 or early 2022 with 20 or more portraits. Here are the first three she has completed:
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As of 1/28/20, the Ancestral Women Exhibit is not scheduled for viewing – they’re taking a break! If you have suggestions for exhibit sites, and/or contacts for people who might be interested in the exhibit, we would appreciate your thoughts.
Previous Venues Include:
Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Holy Trinity Church, Woodruff, WI
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Indian Community School, Milwaukee, WI
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI
Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI
Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums National Conference
Madeline Island Historical Museum
Wisconsin Indian Education Association State Conference
Wisconsin State Capital, Madison, WI (portraits only)
Ancestral Women Portraits
AWE in Milwaukee, 11/1/2019
The Ancestral Women Exhibit is at the Milwaukee Public Museum! It will be on display from November 1-17, 2019, 10:00-2:00. (Note: Exhibit is closed November 3 & 10. On November 16-17, the hours will be 11:00-3:00.)
Events on Saturday, November 16:
- A free, special talk with exhibit artist Mary Burns (11:00).
- The Ancestral Women performance art piece (1:00 PM) on the Milwaukee Public Museum’s 2nd floor. General admission required.
We hope to see you there!
AWE in Olympia,WA, 7/30/2019
AWE in Woodruff, WI, 2/23/2019
The Ancestral Women Exhibit will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, Woodruff, WI February 23 – March 3rd 2019. There will be an opening reception on Saturday February 23rd at 5:00. The reception will feature a performance by the Strawberry Moon Women Singers and Lac du Flambeau elder Tinker Schuman and Mary Burns will be speaking.