49 Minutes of Fame: An Exhibition of Native Pop Art

49 Minutes of Fame: An Exhibition of Native Pop Art

Red Cloud Opera House Gallery
November 5, 2021 to December 14, 2021

Join us as we celebrate Native American Heritage month with an exhibition showcasing Native American pop artists. 49 Minutes of Fame plays on a name for powwow after-parties and takes a capacious view of pop art. The show will feature pop interpretations of traditional materials, artistic appropriations of popular mythologies, and artistic works that "pop" tired myths and stereotypes. Participating artists include Chase Earles, Katie Dorame, Micah Wesley, Marlena Myles, Dustin Mater, Sarah Rowe, Nathaniel Ruleaux, and Johnnie Diacon.  49 Minutes of Fame is curated by Tom Farris of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City and member of the Cherokee Nation and Otoe-Missouria tribe, and Todd Richardson, James R. Schumacher Chair of Ethics and University of Nebraska Omaha's Goodrich Scholarship Program professor. 

Land Acknowledgement:

The National Willa Cather Center acknowledges that we occupy the homelands of the Pâri (Pawnee), the Washtáge Moⁿzháⁿ (Kansa), and the Ocheti Sakowin (Sioux) peoples, territory that was also utilized by the Oto-Missouria, Osage, and other indigenous peoples following the arrival of American and European settlers. We commit ourselves to honoring those peoples and the land we occupy by providing a space for cultural exchange and learning.

 Programming at the National Willa Cather's Red Cloud Opera House is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.