Exhibit: Spirit Gourds of Native America

November 24, 2013 - September 07, 2014
Museum of Indian Culture
2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA 18103 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 610-797-2121

Explore the fascinating world of Native American dolls at "Spirit Gourds of Native America," a new exhibit at the Museum of Indian Culture. The exhibit showcases a stunning collection of modern Cherokee-made gourd dolls from the estate of the late Sharon Galloupe, a member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians (Bartlesville, OK).

Learn about the ancient art of gourd decoration, popular throughout the Americas and around the world for thousands of years. Discover how today's Native American artists have continued this tradition in their own unique ways. 

The exhibit also features dolls from throughout Native North America, including tribal artists in Alaska, Louisiana, Florida, New York, Canada, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. This collection includes an original buffalo grass doll made by Lorene Drywater, a Cherokee from Oklahoma and winner of the Cherokee National Treasure Award and the Cherokee Medal of Honor. 

The Museum of Indian Culture is open Friday-Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Discounts Offered: Senior Citizen Discount
Event Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Cultural & Heritage, Exhibits & Shows
Facility Amenities: Admission Charged: $5 adults, $4 seniors and children 12-17, FREE children under 12
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