IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, NY

February 9, 2012–October 1, 2012
New York, NY

This 20-panel banner exhibition focuses on the interactions between African American and Native American people, especially those of blended heritage. It also sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture, and creativity, and addresses the human desires of being and belonging. With compelling text and powerful graphics, IndiVisible includes accounts of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity. Stories are set within the context of a larger society that, for centuries, has viewed people through the prism of race brought to the Western Hemisphere by European settlers.

By combining the voices of the living with those of their ancestors, IndiVisible provides an extraordinary opportunity to understand the history and contemporary perspectives of people of African and Native American descent. The exhibition is accompanied by a 160-page publication and 10-minute media piece.

Developed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.