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    Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers
  • Presented By: Rochester Art Center
  • Dates: April 24, 2024 - July 21, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Price: $8 Adults $5 Seniors/Military Free for Ages 21 & Under
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Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers

On view April 24 – July 21, 2024 at Rochester Art Center

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists, including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, Awanigiizhik Bruce, Andrea Carlson, Avis Charley, Fern Cloud, Michelle Defoe, Jim Denomie, Patrick DesJarlait, Sam English, Carl Gawboy, Joe Geshick, Sylvia Houle, Oscar Howe, Waŋblí Mayášleča (Francis J. Yellow, Jr.), George Morrison, Steven Premo, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Cole Redhorse Taylor, Roy Thomas, Jonathan Thunder, Thomasina TopBear, Moira Villiard, Kathleen Wall, Star WallowingBull, Dyani White Hawk, Bobby Dues Wilson, Leah H. Yellowbird, and Holly Young.

Exhibition Dates, Location, Hours, Access, Parking

The exhibition is open to the public April 24 - July 21, 2024 and can be seen at the Rochester Art Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Suite 120, Rochester, MN 55904. Open: Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed Thursday, July 4. There is metered parking nearby on the street, and paid parking available at the Civic Center parking garage (FREE after 4pm and on weekends). There is a bus stop nearby and the building is located on the bike path system.

The exhibition premiered at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (January 16 – March 16, 2024), before coming to the Rochester Art Center (April 24 – July 21, 2024) and will continue to the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (September 3 – December 27). The Katherine E. Nash Gallery has published a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue with critical essays by several prominent Native American scholars. The catalogue is distributed worldwide by University of Minnesota Press.

Dreaming Our Futures is curated by Brenda J. Child (Red Lake Ojibwe), Northrop Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, with Christopher Pexa (Bdewákaŋtuŋwaŋ Dakota, Spirit Lake Nation), Associate Professor of English, Harvard University. Dreaming Our Futures is co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the Department of American Indian Studies, the Department of Art History, the Office for Public Engagement, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Senior Advisor to the President for Native American Affairs at the University of Minnesota.