Wistariahurst Museum, Carrying Prayer: Reclamation, Remembrance, and Honor
October 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 12, 2022
A bold and breathtaking exhibition featuring the work of Anthony Melting Tallow, Bo’taan’niis, (Flying Chief) will open on October 6, 2022 at the Wistariahurst Museum. A member of the Blackfoot nation and proud Two Spirit, Aya’kii’kas’si, (Walks A Journey Between), Melting Tallow’s work addresses land dispossession, residential school inter-generational trauma, reframing indigenous voices, misappropriation of native imagery, and violence against indigenous women. Most importantly, Melting Tallow’s work represents hope.
Accompanying Melting Tallow’s stunning visionary artwork is an installation embodying the memory of those lost to violence. According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, there are an estimated 4,200 missing and murdered investigations that have gone unsolved, the majority of which involve women. In total, more than 1.5 million American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime.
When asked about the title of his exhibition, Melting Tallow shares that prayer and native medicine define the healing process. “We can reclaim ourselves,” Melting Tallow shares. “In my heart, no one is left behind.”
The exhibition, entitled Carrying Prayer: Reclamation, Remembrance, and Honor opens on October 6, 2022 from 5:30 – 7pm. An artist’s talk will take place on October 12, 2022 at 5:30pm. The Museum will host an Indigenous Heritage Celebration on November 5, 2022 from 10am – 2pm featuring art, scholarly talks, exhibits, and indigenous food. All are welcome.