In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Potawatomi Bingo Casino has partnered with the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend to offer free annual museum memberships.
New visitors to the Museum of Wisconsin Art on Sunday, Nov. 3, will receive a complimentary one-year membership at the One, Two or Three+ level (based on the number of people present), courtesy of Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
The museum, located at 205 Veterans Ave. in West Bend, is currently featuring two exhibitions at the museum sponsored by the casino.
"Edward S. Curtis and the Vanishing Race" is a photo exhibition capturing the essence of Native American life.
Curtis, a native of Whitewater, dedicated 30 years of his life to photographing Native American life in the northwest and southwest, becoming the foremost photographer of America’s indigenous people.The exhibition will run through Jan. 5.
"Tom Jones: I am an Indian First and an Artist Second" features two photographic bodies of work: "I am an Indian First and an Artist Second" and "The North American Landscape."
The first uses plastic Indian figurines and the genre of abstraction as a metaphor for what Jones perceives as a form of identity genocide. Jones’s second body of work is a contemporary response to the art of Edward S. Curtis.
For more information about the Museum of Wisconsin Art, visit wisconsinart.org.