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Tapun Sa Win Exhibit at The Journey Museum & Learning Center

Tapun Sa Win Exhibit at The Journey Museum & Learning Center

Apr 7, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017

Location: The Journey Museum & Learning Center | 222 New York St.
According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a beautiful young woman who married a star and went to live with him in the sky. Near the due date for the birth of her baby, she inadvertently created a hole in the sky through which she could see her relatives on earth. This made her lonesome so she braided a rope to descend to them. The Tapun Sa Win exhibit focuses on a short narrative based in part on a story by James LaPointe (Oglala Lakota), that is in his 1976 book, Legends of the Lakota. Our exhibit divides the 1,095-word narrative into seven “passages.”
One innovative aspect of this exhibit is that each of the passages will be interpreted by four types of artworks—a 2-D artwork, a 3-D artwork, a poem and a song—thereby creating what we are calling “vignettes.” These seven vignettes will recount the Tapun Sa Win narrative using the passages along with artworks by 28 contemporary Lakota artists: seven poets, seven painters, seven musicians and seven 3-dimension artists.
Exhibit partners are The Journey Museum and Learning Center, and the Rapid City Area Schools’ Office of Indian Education.
  • Ticket Information: Admission to this exhibit in the Adelstein Gallery is free. Donations accepted. Admission to The Journey Museum & Learning Center is separate.
Event Contact:
605-394-6923
visserv@journeymuseum.org