Tapun Sa Win

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Aug 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017

According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a beautiful young woman (Tapun Sa Win, or Red Cheek Woman) who married a star and went to live with him in the sky. Near the due date for the birth of her baby, she inadvertently created a hole in the sky through which she could see her relatives on earth. This made her lonesome so she braided a rope to descend to them. This exhibit divides the Tapun Sa Win narrative into seven passages which are interpreted by four types of artworks by contemporary Lakota artists: a two-dimensional artwork, a three-dimensional artwork, a poem, and a song.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Indigenous
  • Contemporary
  • Indigenous
  • Americas
  • Various artists

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