The Red Earth Museum holds over 1,400 pieces of Native American art, textiles, and pottery. Often at the museum, they have demonstrations of music and dance, art workshops, and also literature seminars. Red Earth Museum cares deeply about promoting the traditions of Native Americans, and keeping their traditions alive. Once a year there is a festival orchestrated by the museum to continue to bring awareness and promote the native American culture.
Red Earth, Inc. Museum is
a non-profit organization that over the course of its existence as built up a
reputable reputation. Not only does it house a large historical collection for
Native American art and cultural pieces it is provides educational programs to
teach the cultural history of the American Indian Tribes.
The Red Earth Museum as
it is known today was founded in 1992 were Red Earth incorporated was
established. Red Earth Incorporated was established based off of the merger of
two different Native American organizations. In 1978 known today as Red Earth,
Inc. was first established as The Center of the American Indian Museum. The main
mission of The Center of the American Indian museum was to display Native
American art. 9 years later, influential tribal leader and community member band
together to find the Red Earth American Indian Cultural Festival. At this
particular festival Native American cultural is shown through art music and
dance. The merger of these two organizations established the Red Earth Incorporated
Although the merger occurred
in 1992 the Red Earth American Indian Cultural Festival has been held every
year since its inaugural year of 1987. As
of today it is “the largest and most respected Native American visual and
performing arts event of its type in the world.” At this annual festival is
also a juried art and dance competition. Juried art is where artist participate
in an art contest where their work is judged by a judge or a panel of judges. The
Art center allows artist to not only display their work through competitions
they also allow Native American centered artist to sell their work as well.
Artistry work includes pottery, art work, textiles, basketry, and beadwork.