Museum to showcase Native American photo exhibit

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Photo by James Cook

The Holland Museum is rolling out a new exhibit.

The “Contemporary Portraits of Native Americans by James Cook” exhibit will be on display beginning Friday, Feb. 4, at the museum at 31 W. 10th St.

The exhibit features a collection of 25 color photographs by Cook that portray the modern stories of Native American families and traditions.

“We are thrilled to showcase this important work by Saugatuck photographer James Cook,” said Ricki Levine, executive director for the museum.

The exhibit will be on display until Monday, June 20.

There also will be virtual programs such as:

Artist’s Talk: Contemporary Portraits of Native Americans by James Cook – Part 1 of 2

  • Cook will discuss his work featuring Native Americans from around the country from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.

Artist’s Talk: Contemporary Portraits of Native Americans by James Cook – Part 2 of 2

  • Cook will talk about his photographic career focusing on his photo documentary at Wounded Knee and other works from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24.

Anishinaabe Family Traditions Connect Us to Our Environment: Sugarbush Season

  • Elizabeth Chivis (Whitepigeon), Eagle Clan of the Potawatomi and Chippewa nations, and a citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, will discuss the history of the Anishinaabe from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31.

More information is available here.

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