A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World
Open February 9, 2023 to September 17, 2023
Maps act as a physical expression of one's place in the world and the universe. Over time, the Zuni world has been remapped, with names changed, boundaries drawn, and cultural presence erased. The Zuni World exhibit challenges these assumptions through 31 artistic representations of Zuni maps and places in the Southwest.
This exhibit, on loan from the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is a Pueblo of Zuni Tribal museum dedicated to serving the Zuni community with programs and exhibitions to provide learning experiences emphasizing A:shiwi ways of knowing, as well as exploring modern concepts of knowledge.
A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World will be on display at S'edav Va'aki Museum from February 9, 2023 to September 17, 2023.
When Rez Dogs Howl
Open July 7, 2022 to May 14, 2023
When Rez Dogs Howl is a new body of work by Thomas 'Breeze' Marcus. The exhibit explores the layers, complications, and duality of juxtaposing contemporary O'Odham with traditional narratives and ancestral ties to the Phoenix basin and throughout the Sonoran Desert. This exhibit was generously funded by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum.
Thomas 'Breeze' Marcus has been spray-painting large-scale murals throughout the City of Phoenix for nearly three decades. He is also a studio painter and has done work for various museum collections and exhibits throughout the country. Marcus' art is directly inspired by graffiti, public art, contemporary Native issues, and his Akimel and Tohono O'Odham heritage. By finding and creating parallels in his artwork, Marcus carries on a long lineage of creative and innovative history in the Phoenix area.
When Rez Dogs Howl will be on display at S'edav Va'aki Museum from July 7, 2022 to May 14, 2023.