John Molloy Gallery - New York, NY
Opening Reception: June 14, 6-8pm
John Molloy Gallery is pleased to present We’wha & the Two Spirit Tradition in Native Society, an exhibition and sale of antique work by We’wha and Arroh-ah-och, two Native American 19th century two spirit artists as well as contemporary work by Mona Medicine Crow (Crow), Thomas Huakaas (Lakota), Sheldon Raymore (Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux) and Lokowi-he-ne (Mohawk).
The two spirit tradition refers to a traditional role in Native America of people who did not relate fully to the binary genders of male & female, of people who identified as having the spirit of both genders. While the terminology varied from tribe to tribe, the ethos of acceptance permeated all the groups and often granted these individuals special status.
The great media theorist, Marshall McLuhan, speculated that the electronic culture would re-tribalize Western society. His observations, now made more than fifty years ago, are becoming actualized in our communities via acceptance of same-sex marriage and gender neutral bathrooms, gradually bringing us towards the communal attitudes on gender issues that Native American culture made manifest more than 100 years ago.
Santa Fe Community Convention Center - Santa Fe, NM
SHOW PUBLIC SCHEDULE:
June 23, 2018: 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 24, 2018: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Live Auction: Saturday, June 23, 2018: 5:00pm
Auction Preview: Friday, June 22nd, 9am - 5pm and Saturday, June 23rd, 9am - 4:30pm.
Both the Auction and Preview are free and open to the public. Catalogs are available for sale and viewable online.
Ongoing Exhibition - Ends Jan 2019
National Museum of the American Indian - New York, NY
Nov 10, 2017 - Jan 6, 2019
Image: Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit, b. 1979), Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan (We will again open this container of wisdom that has been left in our care), 1 and 2 (video still), 2006. Digital video projection with sound. Courtesy of the artist.
Santa Fe Convention Center - Santa Fe, NM
Friday, May 25:
Pre-Show Celebration & Benefit
5 pm to 5:45 pm: Gold Sponsor Sale
5 pm-7:30 pm: Opening Night Reception
5:45 pm: 2018 Living Treasures Ceremony
Sale open to all attendees after the ceremony.
Saturday, May 26:
Early Birds, 8am -10 am: Champagne Breakfast and Early Bird Buying
10 am – 5pm: Free Admission
2pm: Fashion Show
Sunday, May 27:1
10am to 4pm: Free Admission
Thursday, April 26, 2018
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (MDT)
School for Advanced Research
660 Garcia Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Join the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council for a review of relevant laws and policies, including NAGPRA, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, and the proposed STOP act, to the extent that these affect private estates and institutional gift policies.
Michael Brown, School for Advanced Research
Tom Cleary, Thomas Cleary, LLC
Kate Fitz Gibbon, Fitz Gibbon Law, LLC
Brian Vallo, Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research
Note: This is a ticketed event. Click below for more information and to purchase tickets.
Event organized by the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council.