GAGIZHIBAAJIWAN Exhibition Opening Reception

Photo by Chris Pappan (copyright 2020)

Center for Native Futures Gagizhibaajiwan Exhibition

Jun 15, 2024


Center for Native Futures
56 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603


Donations welcome.

This event is presented by Illinois Humanities Grantee Partner Center for native Futures.

Join our friends at the Center for Native Futures for the opening reception of their newest exhibition Gagizhibaajiwan

  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Native Community Hour
  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public
  • Catering by Ketapanen Kitchen
About the exhibition

Gagizhibaajiwan, on display through December 14, 2024, features four Anishinaabe artists – Marcella Ernest (Gunflint Lake Ojibwe/Bad River Band of Lake Superior), Michael Belmore (Anishinaabe from Lac Seul First Nation), Renee Wasson Dillard (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians), and Zoey Wood-Salomon (Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory) – who move through these layers in story and art, evoking Anishinaabe teachings on duality, ambiguity, and balance.

Gagizhibaajiwan is curated by Lois Taylor Biggs (Cherokee Nation/White Earth Ojibwe) with curatorial mentorship from Kalyn Fay Barnoski (Cherokee Nation/Muscogee). 

This exhibition is generously supported by the Design Museum of Chicago, the Luce Foundation, and Art Design Chicago a Terra Foundation for American Art initiative.

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