Arts & Culture
Misunderstood: Indigenous Art and Poetry as Political Resistance
Misunderstood features poems and artworks ranging from 1894 to 2017 and will be exhibiting through Dec. 29 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. As these works demonstrate, Native artists and writers have grappled with the same misperceptions of their communities for more than 100 years. These texts and images draw attention to neglected and curated histories about Native peoples in order to secure a better future. This is exhibited through the following themes: Stereotype Threat, Undoing History, Proud to Be an American, and Love/d. Together, the Native voices in this exhibition demand of the viewer the same thing: “Please don’t let us be misunderstood.” The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.