Bard Graduate Center invites families to participate in a Drop-in Kids’ Workshop led by educators from The U’mista Cultural Centre and delegates from the Kwakwaka’wakw (pronounced: KWOK-wok-ya-wokw) community in British Columbia. Explore the current exhibition The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology and learn about the significance of shapes in material artifacts, past and present. Join us for storytelling, song, and art making activities designed to foster empathy and creativity.
About U’mista
U’mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. U’mista now operates a modern museum and cultural education facility in Alert Bay, British Columbia. Their operations include the museum, an extensive art gallery and gift shop, group tours, and presentations by dance troupes. The facility hosts international scholars, and supports researchers in a range of disciplines.