Pablita Velarde (Tse Tsan) Kha'p'oo Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo), 1918–2006 Rabbit Dancers, c. 1950 Gouache (?) on paper Gift of Vanessa Laird and Timothy Raylor 2014.149.62

Parska/Shada

Parska/Shada

August 21, 2021 - April 3, 2022
Gallery 255
Free Exhibition

Explore Mia’s collection of Pueblo art highlighting Keresan, Tewa, Towa, and Hopi voices and culture. Curated by Juan Lucero (Isleta Pueblo), Mia’s Mdewakanton Native Art Fellow, this exhibition transports visitors to the oldest villages in the United States for a parska (in Keresan) or shada (in Tewa) community dance. Over 40 works of art—watercolor paintings, bow guards, manta weavings, ceramics, and Hopi katsinam dolls—come together to create one ceremonial spirit. Through the breath of memory and longing, you can experience the emotions of distant drums and songs as you travel from Grandma’s house to the ceremonial plaza. There, sights and sounds create kinship, family, and tradition to be handed from generation to generation.

Pablita Velarde (Tse Tsan) Kha'p'oo Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo), 1918–2006 Rabbit Dancers, c. 1950 Gouache (?) on paper Gift of Vanessa Laird and Timothy Raylor 2014.149.62