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Field Museum Begins Renovation of Native American Hall

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Chris Pappan, Red Owl’s Sacrifice

Chris Pappan, Red Owl’s Sacrifice

Chicago’s Field Museum is beginning concentrated efforts to reimagine the exhibitions in their Native American Hall. In October 2018 the museum declared its intentions to renovate the hall over a three-year period, with a focus on acknowledging the colonial practices that helped shaped the collections and the manner of their display.

In order to support more input from represented tribes, the interim exhibition will focus on the work of Kanza artist Chris Pappan, whose overlays mounted on old displays help refresh the exhibitions through a modern perspective. The museum will continue to work with tribes throughout the renovation and after in order to implement a long overlooked contemporary Native perspective in the museum.

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Added by Caitlin Philippo.