Re-Riding History

From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay

June 1, 2018 - October 20, 2018

RE-RIDING HISTORY reflects on what was to become the prequel to the Carlisle Indian School—the incarceration and mandatory acculturation of seventy-two Plains Indians at Fort Marion (St. Augustine, 1875–1878). For this exhibition, curators Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye, and John Hitchcock commissioned works by seventy-two Native American and non-Native artists to make works on paper that consider the experiences of the warriors held at Fort Marion under the command of Lt. Richard Pratt (founder of the Carlisle Indian School). The works share the same dimensions and paper as the historic ledger drawings made by, and convey experiences of, the Indians at the fort.

For additional information, consult the exhibition website RE-RIDING HISTORY. 

RE-RIDING HISTORY is part of the Carlisle Indian School Centennial Commemoration, which focuses on the closing of the Carlisle Inidan School (1879–1919) a century ago.


Shan Goshorn

Resisting the Mission

September 7, 2018 - February 2, 2019

RESISTING THE MISSION is an exhibition of contemporary baskets by Shan Goshorn, who infuses her designs with text and imagery that address issues central to the Native American experience. This selection of works by Goshorn focuses on the Carlisle Indian School, including a remarkable fourteen-basket set entitled Resisting the Mission; Filling the Silence made especially for this exhibition. Additional works are on loan from museums and private collections, including Educational Genocide, a basket that masterfully weaves together words and images from the children who attended the school.

RESISTING THE MISSION is part of the Carlisle Indian School Centennial Commemoration, which focuses on the clossing of the Carlisle Inidan School (1879–1919) a century ago.