200 Eastern Pky
Brooklyn, New York 11238

'The Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains' celebrates this remarkable architectural form, which historically was the center of Native American Plains family life and remains an essential structure for celebratory and ceremonial occasions. The exhibition features three full-size tipis and more than 150 objects from the Brooklyn Museum's collection and loans from other museums and contemporary artists. Planned by a collaborative team of Native and non-Native curators, scholars, artists, and tribal elders, the exhibition offers new and informative perspectives on a familiar icon of the American cultural landscape by addressing the historical role of the tipi in shaping contemporary Plains identity and cultural traditions.

Added by Upcoming Robot on May 2, 2011