Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum


September 23 - 27, 2014

During Smithsonian Week from September 23 - 27, 2014, two special Smithsonian guests, Emil and Jill will offer presentations related to the “Cahuilla Continuum” exhibit at the Museum. Presentations will be offered at local public schools, with free public programming at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum on Saturday, September 27th from 1 - 5pm. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014  | 1 - 5 pm | Free | Open the Public
Free public programming featuring the following two presentations

“Walking A New Path: Building and Sustaining Relationships Between Native Peoples and Museums”
Jill M. Norwood (Tolowa/ Karuk/ Yurok)

Ms. Norwood will reflect on her own career path and her work at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian as the Community Services Specialist, which is focused on empowering Native voices in the museum field and providing help to tribes exploring new tribal museums.

“Beadwork Traditions Among the Plains Tribes”
Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota)

Mr. Her Many Horses, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, will be discussing the history and traditions of beading in Indian cultures, as well as his own award-winning bead art work. His illustrated lecture will present traditional and contemporary styles of beadwork identified with specific tribes, and will explore the techniques and materials used. Mr. Her Many Horses will examine the influence of Lakotan artist Alice Fish of the Sicangu Lakota(Rosebud) Reservation, whose traditional style has been adopted by many beadwork artists, including Mr. Her Many Horses himself. His lecture will focus on how the artifacts express identity, culture and artistic traditions.

Jill M. Norwood (Tolowa/ Karuk/ Yurok)
Community Services Specialist, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Jill Norwood is originally from Smith River, California and is enrolled in the Smith River Rancheria. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and works at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian. Jill began working at the Smithsonian in 1992 with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center developing curriculum for young children based on the Smithsonian’s collections.

She joined the National Museum of the American Indian in 2000 in the Community Services department. She coordinates training opportunities in museum practices for indigenous peoples of the Western hemisphere at the NMAI and coordinates the Internship Program. She is a board member of the National Preservation Institute, Co-Chair of the Native American and Museum Collaboration Network Professional Interest Committee and is a Museum Assessment Program Peer Reviewer for the American Association of Museums.

Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota)
Associate Curator, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

Emil Her Many Horses is an Associate Curator for the National Museum of the American Indian and specializes in the Northern and Southern Plains culture. Currently, Mr. Her Many Horses is the lead curator for the “Our Universes” exhibition of the National Museum of the American Indian which features eight Native cultures from Alaska to South America focusing on traditional philosophies.

In addition, Emil is a beadwork artist and winner of the 2001Best of Show category for his tribute to the Lakota Sioux Vietnam Veterans at the Northern Plains Tribal Art Show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. Her Many Horses is a member of the Oglala Lakota nation from Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He graduated from Augustana College with a B.A. in 1979.

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