Yakima Valley Museum

Voices from the Past
Voices From the Past, a cooperative program between they Yakima Valley Museum, Larson Gallery and Allied Arts, presents lecturers and performers addressing topics of interest to the community. 

February 8, 2009 - 1:00 P.M. at Allied Arts Center
Trends in Contemporary Native American Art
A panel discussion on trends in contemporary Native American art, featuring Vivian Harrison, HollyAnna DeCoteau Pinkham, George Flett, and Frank Janzen of the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.

March 1, 2009 - 1:00 P.M. at the Yakima Valley Museum
Lee Moorhouse: Photographer in the Inland Northwest, 1898-1915
A lecture by Steven L. Grafe, Curator of American Indian Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Sponsored by Larson Gallery as part of the Yakima Honors Peoples of the Plateau Celebration.

April 26, 2009 - 1:00 P.M. at the Yakima Valley Museum
The Poetry and Music of Ancient Mexico
Join poet Cindy Williams Gutierrez and musician Gerardo Calderon for a journey to the spirit of ancient Mexico. Through a live performance of Aztec-styled poetry and music, this collaborative presentation engages in a haunting dialogue with "the ones who have gone before." The presentation features a series of poems written in the mythic voices of Nahua poet-princes and princesses accompanied by Mexican indigenous music. Musical virtuoso Calderon performs Mesoamerican rhythms on water drums, turtle shells and butterfly cocoon rattles, and otherworldly melodies on clay flutes and wind whistles, to transform Cindy's poems into the "flower and song" of the ancients. An Inquiring Mind program made possible through Humanities Washington and the Washington State Legislature.

All Voices from the Past programs are free and open to the public.

Voices from the Past 2008



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