Manitowoc Public Library
This National Endowment for the Humanities On The Road exhibit takes a frank look at the US government initiative that began in the 1870s & attempted to assimilate American Indians into “civilized” society by placing children from hundreds of diverse tribes in distant, residential boarding schools. Forcibly taken from their families & stripped of “Indianness,” they were forbidden to speak their own language amongst themselves. Tragedy, familial love, & friendships intersect in this amazing exhibition.
This Exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. It was adapted from the permanent exhibition, Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories and organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Balkansky Community Room
Join our guest artist Michael Albert in making some spectacular pop art! Mr. Albert will give a short talk about his art & his book focused on his output, show a selection of his artworks (posters), and conduct a pair of hands-on collage workshops! The first workshop, running from 2-4 PM on Thursday, June 16, is geared toward ages 6-12. Registration is required and opens at 5 PM on Thursday, June 2, at www.manitowoclibrary.org/event/pop-art-experience-ages-6-12. The second workshop, for those 13-years old and older, is being held the same day, Thursday, June 16, from 5:30-7:30 PM. Again, registration is required and opens at 5 PM on Thursday, June 2, at www.manitowoclibrary.org/event/pop-art-experience-ages-13-older.