Exhibit Launch: Lakota Wiá by Claire Heldman
Join us for the launch of a new art exhibit: Lakota Wiá by Claire Heldman
The Institute for Human Science and Culture is honored to host a new exhibit by artist, Claire Heldman Oyate Wankan Wiá. Lakota Wiá features original art alongside unique handcrafted pieces of cultural and artistic significance made by and for the artist’s mother, Delma Heldman, to whom the exhibit is dedicated. Join us for an opening reception on October 1, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 ET. Lakota Wiá will run until January 29, 2022.
About the Artist
Claire Heldman Oyate Wankan Wiá (The People See Her Woman) is a member of the Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and a life-long resident of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She creates contemporary drawings and paintings that draw on her Native American heritage. Her work is visualized through a combination of meditation and prayer and incorporates both found materials and those of cultural significance such as cow skulls, horsehair, and leather. Heldman’s art has been shown in galleries throughout theView more
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 1, 2021 at 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Fri)
Additional time info:
Free timed ticketing available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exhibit-launch-lakota-wia-by-claire-heldman-tickets-169316087977
73 S. College Street, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance.
Free parking is also available in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces.
Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.
A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the Institute galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum and archives. Select displays may not be fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available to access the content of these displays.
Standard strollers are welcome.
The museum includes a variety of audio, visual, and hands-on exhibits. We are currently working to develop alternative forms of access for select exhibits. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.View less