First Friday & Ceremonial Closing of Curtis Exhibit
February 1, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Ceremonial Closing featuring members of the Blue Sunset Singers of the Paschal Sherman Indian School and Wenatchi/P’Squosa elder Randy Lewis. Sharing traditions of dance, song, regalia and percussion – Lewis and the Blue Sunset Singers close out the Edward S. Curtis exhibit with a message of hope for the future of cultural retention. Where Curtis’ images reflect fading traditions on the way to outright extinction, the vast oral tradition knowledge-sharing by Lewis and the performances of the Blue Sunset Singers are living examples of the resiliency of Columbia Plateau indigenous peoples determined to preserve ancient cultural traditions.
Admission is free and open to the public all day with light snacks being served after 5pm.