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Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • Hosted by: Heard Museum
  • Date: January 22, 2020 to April 17, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 252-8840
  • Price: Included in general admission
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Grand Procession celebrates an exceptional collection of dolls, also known as soft sculptures, created by Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock), Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Sioux and Lakota) and three generations of Growing Thunder family members; Joyce Growing Thunder, Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty and Jessa Rae Growing Thunder (Assiniboine and Sioux). The dolls provide a figurative reference to Indigenous peoples from the Great Plains and Great Basin regions who lived in those areas during the late nineteenth century. Holy Bear, Okuma, and the three Growing Thunder family members embellish each doll with tiny micro-beads in intricate detail. The 23 dolls included in the exhibition represent the largest private collection of its kind.

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix
The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians of the Southwest. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the…