Indigenous art is alive and thriving in Winnipeg, Manitoba. An exhibit of contemporary and historical Indigenous craftwork is currently on display at the Manitoba Museum. The exhibit, entitled ‘Still Living and Thriving’, highlights the beauty, craftsmanship, and cultural importance of traditional Indigenous art.
The exhibit includes a variety of pieces, from traditional art such as beading and basketry to more modern interpretations of Indigenous art. The pieces on display are created by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.
The exhibit seeks to show how Indigenous art has evolved and changed over time, as well as its importance to Indigenous communities today. It also aims to raise awareness of the issues facing Indigenous communities, including poverty, racism, and the loss of traditional languages and cultural practices.
The exhibit features a variety of pieces, from traditional artwork to modern interpretations of Indigenous art. Visitors can view traditional beading and basketry, as well as contemporary pieces such as painting and sculpture. The pieces on display are created by Indigenous artists from across Canada, including Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.
The exhibit also highlights the work of Indigenous youth, showcasing the work of students from the Winnipeg Aboriginal Youth Arts Collective. The collective works to empower Indigenous youth through artistic expression.
In addition to the artwork on display, visitors can interact with the exhibit through interactive displays and hands-on activities. Visitors can learn about the history of Indigenous craftsmanship, as well as the traditional stories and teachings associated with it. They can also take part in activities such as beading and basketry, and learn about the importance of preserving Indigenous culture and art.
The ‘Still Living and Thriving’ exhibit is part of the Manitoba Museum’s ongoing commitment to recognizing and celebrating Indigenous cultures and art. Through this exhibit, the museum hopes to promote understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and art, while also highlighting the struggles faced by Indigenous communities today.
The ‘Still Living and Thriving’ exhibit is open at the Manitoba Museum until June 30th, 2021. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and provides an opportunity to explore and learn about the beauty, craftsmanship, and importance of traditional Indigenous art. Visitors can not only view the artwork, but also take part in interactive activities and learn about the history and importance of Indigenous culture and art.