Splendid Heritage Film

Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art has been at the UMFA since February, but is constantly being updated with new programs and lectures that serve to complement the exhibition. This week, on Saturday, August 22, the fourth movie in the film series accompanying the Splendid Heritage exhibition will be shown in the UMFA Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Auditorium. The film is titled Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart and is an intimate documentary on the great Indian chief Tatanka-Iyotanka told through his own words. The film provides an opportunity to learn more about the life of a spiritual leader on the Northern Plains. Tatanka-Iyotanka recalls the Battle of Little Big Horn and the struggles he faced as a Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man. As someone who knows very little about American Indian Art, the film series offers an excellent way to better understand the objects on display both historically and culturally. This award winning film will begin at 2pm and be followed by a question and answer session by Bernadette Brown, a former UMFA curator and Splendid Heritage Co-curator.

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