About the event:
To examine the themes of "Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography" through a critical lens, the National Nordic Museum has commissioned DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren to organize tours of the exhibition and create complementary programming that provides an indigenous retelling of the late 19th- and early 20th-century history of the American West and Northern Norway. This community celebration is a part of a week-long exhibition-related experience is titled “Indigenous Corps of Discovery Presents Don’t Go North!” DeLesslin, an artist, researcher, organizer, and citizen of the Catawba Indian Nation in South Carolina, has performed, lectured, and exhibited throughout the United States, including at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, College of Charleston, and Vanderbilt University. DeLesslin will be joined by multidisciplinary artist and writer Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde), perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, and Greenlandic electronic musician Aqqalu Berthelsen, who performs as Uyarakq. The celebration will include tours that offer indigenous perspectives of the works on display and a musical performance by Uyarakq.
DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren will give gallery tours September 27-30. Tours will take begin at 11am and 2pm each day. Please select the preferred time slot and date at our registration page here.