One of the hallmarks of the Epcot World Showcase pavilions is their ongoing mission to bring authentic cultural experiences to our guests.
From live entertainment, to our cultural representative Cast Members, to film experiences showcasing majestic vistas of the countries, we strive to give guests a glimpse of the people, culture and history of the country through art, dining and architecture.
For some countries, that includes an exhibition of authentic cultural art. Recently, we told you about updates to the art gallery in Mexico, and more exciting work is underway to refresh the gallery in Norway.
Also coming this summer to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure is a brand new exhibition called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art”.
“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” is made possible through the collaboration of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan), and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana.
As with other exhibitions that have graced the American Heritage Gallery, this new exhibition will feature interactive elements, where some of the artists will share the creative process and inspirations behind their works in their own words.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for updates to all the of the art exhibitions at Epcot, including an opening date for “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art.”
This new addition sounds absolutely amazing. I am overjoyed to hear Disney, with the assistance of Smithsonian and MIAC are including a Native American art exhibit. This new exhibit is an essential part of the American Adventure. The featured artist must be so proud of their accomplishments and honored to have been selected for this recognition.
And I am very proud to say that we (my wife and I) are related and from one of the featured artists. Loren, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico and Natives in general are in awe of your accomplishments. Keep reaching for the stars. Congrats to the other artists