For the first time in a century, Native people have a voice in how a massive collection of pottery is treated. That voice is represented in the new exhibition, “Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery” at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. The exhibition gets perspectives from Native artists, storytellers, political leaders, and others on a representative sample from the collection. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce hears from organizers and guest curators of the exhibition as they express their personal and cultural connections to the pieces with Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo), curator of ethnology at the Museum of American Indian Arts; contemporary and traditional potter Josephine “Josie” Kie (Laguna Pueblo); Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo), director with the International Women’s Media Foundation, curator with the Grounded in Clay project, and longtime host and producer of Native America Calling; and Elysia Poon, Indian Arts Research Center Director at the School for Advanced Research.
Break 1 Music: Coming In “Tewa” Song (song) Sidney Poolheco (artist) Heartfelt Songs Other (album)
Break 2 music: Nitohta (song) Asani (artist) Listen (album)