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Exhibition Detail
This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists
Curated by: Julie Decker
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

May 25th, 2013 - September 8th, 2013
May 25th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Things Are Looking Native, Native\'s Looking Whiter, Nicholas GalaninNicholas Galanin,
Things Are Looking Native, Native's Looking Whiter,
2012, Digital photograph
© Courtesy of the Artist and Craft and Folk Art Museum
Tue - Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 12-6
traditional, modern, figurative, abstract, conceptual, installation, mixed-media
$12/Free for CAFAM Members

In collaboration with the Anchorage Museum, CAFAM presents This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists, an exhibition featuring four acclaimed Alaska Native artists whose groundbreaking contemporary works examine their Native heritage and mixed-race identities, and challenge perceptions and stereotypes about indigenous peoples. Featured artists are Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Susie Silook, and Nicholas Galanin.

The title This is Not A Silent Movie comes from a quote by Native American writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, who works to move audiences away from narrow and stereotypical views of Native people—a view that Native people had very little influence in shaping.

Curated by Julie Decker, Chief Curator at Anchorage Museum, Alaska.

Exhibition funding provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the
National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from The Antonia and Vladimir
Kulaev Heritage Fund.

Saturday, May 25

12:00–7:00pm – Members Only Preview

6:00–7:00pm – Artist Panel Discussion for This Is Not A Silent Movie
7:00–9:00pm – Public Reception


We will also be celebrating the completion of the CAFAM: Granny Squared project by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA)

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