All posts tagged Karen Kramer

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Aloha Hōkūle‘a

The Hōkūle‘a (“Star of Gladness”), Hawai’i’s famous voyaging canoe, recently left Salem, after porting here for a couple of days. Fueled by a passion for sharing a message about Mālama …

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Building our Native American program

For those of us who have worked closely over the years with the amazing visiting museum professionals and students in our Native American Fellows program, we are thrilled with the …

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Who are you wearing?

Native Fashion Now opened a couple of weeks ago with a big bang – a preview party akin to Hollywood’s Oscar Academy Awards when that question (“who are you wearing?”) …

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Patricia Michaels now

As a child, Patricia Michaels would go to the public library in Santa Fe, New Mexico and look at art books filled with pictures of Native American objects. She noted …

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Reflecting on summer at PEM

I have been back in Tucson for about 60 hours now. My travel day was intense — probably more stressful than the original road trip to the East Coast. Operating …

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Benton painting Native Americans

The following is a condensed and edited conversation that took place inside the galleries of PEM’s American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood exhibition Thursday, August 6 with PEM’s Curator …

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Telling tribal stories

Having a camera follow your every move can be a bit intimidating. In the beginning, you find yourself incredibly self-conscious of your body, your every movement, angle and pose. Over …

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Summer fellows

The drive from Moline, Illinois, to Salem, Massachusetts, was much less leisurely than the trip from Tucson to Moline. My mother, sister Cydney and I piled into the car and …

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Cupid’s dagger

My love affair with knives was born in my Italian grandmother’s kitchen, where dinner preparation was always a spectacle. The aromas! The chopping! The laughter! The yelling (always so much …