Plains Art Museum
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January 29th, 2008 – by: esterrene
I loved the use of renovated space and open airiness of the building. Loads of natural light in the front. You didn't feel like you were stuck in box like one may sometimes feel when visiting larger museum in NYC or Philly.
During my last visit I was introduced to works of art by regional artists, many of which were members of various Native communities.
My most current visit was filled with Block prints by local Mexican-American artists evoking images, themes and styles relating to the Day of the Dead. Large scale and brightly colored! The prints were created as a part of a community gathering of the artists, families and volunteers creating a large scale steamroller print.
In contrast another gallery within the museum exhibited Documentary photography by Somalia born artist Abdi Roble. Roble's photography was focused on the Somali Diaspora. He travelled to several American communities where refugees gathered and documented their accumulation or in some cases lack there of into the local communities as well as the realities of refugees living in refugee camps in Somalia's neighboring countries. It was a very interesting collection if images and definitely thought provoking!
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