Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Tracing Roots: A Weaver's Journey - Film Screening & Discussion featuring Delores Churchill

Date:
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time:
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Q?rius Theater
Ground floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States
   
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  Image Credit: Hall Anderson

Tracing Roots is a portrait of an artist and a mystery. The film follows Native American master weaver Delores Churchill on a quest to understand the origins of a woven hat that was discovered in a retreating glacier in Northern Canada. Churchill's journey crosses cultures and borders, involving artists, scholars and scientists. In the process, she raises questions about the meaning of connection, knowledge, and ownership. 

A weaving demonstration and discussion with Churchill and the film’s producer Ellen Frankenstein will follow the screening. 

This program is presented by NMNH’s Education & Outreach Department with Recovering Voices (NMNH), The Arctic Studies Center (NMNH), and Artchange, Inc.


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