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Katsina Dolls of the Hopi Tradition

Dec 1, 2021
CMU Park Library
250 E Preston
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 (989) 774-2165
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
Contact: Denise W Fanning
Email: fanni1dw@cmich.edu
Phone: (989) 774-2165

In recognition and honor of Native American Heritage month, the Baber Room Gallery presents an exhibition of Central Michigan University’s collection of twenty-six Katsina Dolls made by Hopi artists. Often called visible prayers, books in wood, and benevolent spirit beings, these dolls hold rich story. This collection was a generous gift from Robert J. Leander to CMU’s permanent art collection and marks the ten-year anniversary of their first exhibition with CMU. This collection celebrates the richness, beauty, and significance of the katsina doll tradition that remains alive in contemporary Hopi culture.

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