march, 2022

202213mar(mar 13)12:00 am07aug(aug 7)11:59 pmDallas Museum Of Art | 03/13/22 - 08/07/22 | Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro | Group Show | Dallas

Time

March 13 (Sunday) 12:00 am - August 7 (Sunday) 11:59 pm

Location

Dallas Museum Of Art

1719 North Harwood Dallas TX 75201

Organizer

Dallas Museum Of Art 1719 North Harwood Dallas TX 75201

Event Details

Art Exhibition |
Dallas Museum Of Art
1719 North Harwood Dallas TX 75201
https://dma.org/art/exhibitions

03/13/22-08/07/22

Summary | Programs | Press
Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro is the first major exhibition dedicated to the art and culture of Mississippian peoples. Although underrepresented in history, they created one of the most exceptional societies in North America, characterized by the construction of large earthen mounds that served as important cultural and ceremonial centers. Spiro in Oklahoma is the only known ancient site in North America where thousands of extraordinary ritual objects from across the Mississippian world were amassed together in a hollow chamber dubbed the Spirit Lodge. Bearing images of people, deities, culture heroes, animals, and symbolic creatures, these objects demonstrate the complexity and expanse of Mississippian society.

Organized by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in close consultation with the Caddo Nation and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, this exhibition of nearly 200 ancient and contemporary works explores Mississippian ceremonial centers, the discovery of the Spiro site, cultural continuity, and the active power of Mississippian art.

Click here to read the full press release.

Programs

Late Night: Celebrating Art and Culture of the Mississippian Peoples
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Stay up late with us as we explore the art and culture of the Mississippian peoples. Enjoy artist demonstrations, art making, performances, films, and talks about the exhibition Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro.

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Special Demonstration: Caddo Language and Songs: Ha’ahut danayoh, Hasinay dohkana’ah (Sing well, talk Caddo)
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Learn more about the songs and language of the Caddo Nation with this presentation by Alaina Tahlate and singing by the Caddo Culture Club Drum (Mike Meeks, Mason Meeks, Michael Meeks, and Chad “Nish” Earles).

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Press
Arts and Culture Texas
“Ancient Wisdom: Spirit Lodge at Dallas Museum of Art”
March 4, 2022
National Geographic
“This little-known Native American society was once as powerful as the Aztecs …”
March 9, 2019

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