Reading Love Medicine: Beads, Bark, and Books from Ojibwe Country

September 27 - October 24, 2013
Located at Brown University's Rockefeller Library, 10 Prospect St, Providence. See the Library's website for hours.
Visitors without Brown ID will be admitted to view the exhibit.  Please be prepared to present a valid photo ID and give the exhibit's name.

Join us in reading Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine for the 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, hosted in 2013-2014 in Rhode Island by the Tomaquag Museum.  This exhibit focuses on stories that can be told about objects from Ojibwe country, such as beaded bandolier bags and birch bark baskets, from the collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University.  It highlights the role that objects play in establishing and maintaining identity and relationships over time and across space, foregrounding connections among tribes across the woodland regions of North America, and between American Indian and non-Indian communities.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  http://www.NEABigRead.org

                            

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. Tomaquag Museum is one of 77 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2013 and June 2014. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.