Iroquois Raised Beadwork

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Iroquois Raised Beadwork

February 23, 2013   1:30 pm–2:30 pm

Join Karen Ann Hoffman, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, as she discusses Iroquois raised beadwork. The art form is a unique style of Native American beadwork noted for its embossed or "raised" application of tiny seed beads on a velvet background. Hoffman will bring her traditional Iroquois woman's regalia to the event: Glengarry cap, blouse, collar, belt, skirt, leggings and moccasins. As she dons this ceremonial attire, she will explain the cultural significance of each piece of clothing and the beadwork which embellishes it.

The museum will present this program in conjunction with the Dane County Regional Airport exhibition, "Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition," organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Tandem Press and the Wisconsin Arts Board. The exhibit, which runs through March 2013, highlights the Arts Board's Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.

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Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575