Museum of the Plains Indian Exhibition "Noomohtsiistaapitapi Sstaniiniki (This is the Life of Cecile Black Boy)"

"Raven Tipi," by Howard Pepion, Blackfeet
11/9/2017
Last edited 1/24/2022

November 9, 2017 

BROWNING, MONTANA: The Museum of the Plains Indian, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, announces the re-opening of a special exhibition, Noomohtsiistaapitapi Sstaniiniki (This is the Life of Cecile Black Boy).  The exhibition will run from November 17, 2017 to May 18, 2018.  On Friday, November 17, there will be an opening reception from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. 

This exhibition will explore the history and art of Blackfeet painted tipis.  Images of painted tipis created by the Blackfeet artists Victor and Howard Pepion are a central focus of the exhibit.  Cecile Black Boy compiled the traditional stories of many Blackfeet painted tipis as part of the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project.  Text panels throughout the exhibit will interpret these stories for the visitor. 

For more information about the exhibit, please call the Museum of the Plains Indian at (406) 338-2230.

The Museum of the Plains Indian is managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board.  For admission fees and hours of operation, please call the Museum of the Plains Indian at (406) 338-2230.

 

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