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Hide: Skin as Material and Metaphor: Part I

March 6, 2010 – August 1, 2010

Museum: American Indian Museum Heye Center

Sponsor: American Indian Museum

Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

The featured artists selected for this exhibition draw upon this rich subject in multifaceted ways, using both the material and concept of skin as a metaphor for widespread issues surrounding race, representation, as well as personal, historical and environmental trauma and perseverance. Part I includes a solo installation by Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq/Athabascan) and works by Nadia Myre (Anishinaabe).

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