New American Heritage Gallery Honors American Indian Art at Epcot

The Walt Disney World gallery exhibition “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” in The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot showcases the work of contemporary Native artists alongside artifacts from centuries past. The pieces demonstrate how ancestral American Indian craftsmanship influences modern generations of Native artists. The exhibition features items on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Seminole tribe, the Potawatomi tribe and Richard Hammel. (David Roark, photographer)

New American Heritage Gallery Honors American Indian Art at Epcot

A brand-new art exhibit, “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art,” just debuted at the American Heritage Gallery at Epcot®. The display showcases 89 pieces on display represent 40 different American Indian tribes from seven geographic regions across the United States.

Highlights from the collection include an “Ancient Resonance” dress by designer Acoma Pueblo, a Pokagon Potawatomi black ash hamper basket made in the early 1900s, and a Chilkat blanket from Alaska dating to the 1890s complements “Raven and the Box of Daylight,” a 2017 glass sculpture by Preston Singletary (Tlingit).

For a look inside the exhibit’s dedication ceremony, check out this video.


Published: August 4, 2018

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