2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Nez Perce National Historical Park. As part of the year’s celebration events, the park reached out to Nez Perce artists to form the Nuunimníx Art Show. In nimiipuutimt, the Nez Perce language, nuunimníx means “our very own.” With this art show, Nez Perce National Historical Park sought to celebrate Nez Perces and Nez Perce descendants that make traditional items for family, friends, and loved ones – items that exemplify the word nuunimníx. The Nuunimníx Art Show honors the artists, their teachers and elders, and the culture and community that lies at the foundation of the artists’ work. Runs May 30 – June 27.
This show also marks the debut of our permanent Alvin Josephy life exhibit upstairs in the loft. Come check it out!