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Learn More About Modern Seminole Indian Culture During the Skin Deep Exhibit

Nestled in the heart of the Everglades on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 180,000 unique artifacts and archival items. Come and learn about the Seminole people and experience their rich cultural and historical ties to the Southeast and Florida, as they have made Big Cypress their home since creation.

Come check out our latest exhibit, SKIN DEEP: Contrasts in Seminole Culture. This Seminole tattoo project developed to reflect every aspect of Seminole Tribe’s Florida members. Everyone, who participated in the exhibit’s development, is an enrolled tribal member. Their combined efforts have made the exhibit a success. This included the energies of Lorelei Matthew’s art direction, the lens of Drew Osceola (Panther Clan), the openness of the eight models, right down to the make-up skills of Shelli Mae Osceola (Bear Clan).

Each model’s tattoos are a matter of self-expression, but together the women and the project represent the varying contrasts of modern Seminole woman. Their occupations differ. Some have chosen to pursue their educational goals, are employed in travel, or the world of online gaming.

Others are rooted in traditional Seminole ways, applying their talents to create Seminole patchwork clothing or beadwork. Motherhood remains an affirmation of the traditional cultural values and responsibilities shared by many of these Seminole women.

This exhibit is also an expression of the multi-cultural diversity of the Tribe today. Whether dressed mixing a traditional patchwork skirt with a modern blouse or dressed in modern eveningwear and baring their tattoos, these eight women confidently identify as Seminole. The intense contrasts of black and white photography, combined with strong compositions are nuanced, and bold, seemingly revealing the natural expression of each of his models.

Admission prices will vary. For more information, visit www.ahtahthiki.com or call 877-902-1113.

We invite you to come to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and learn about our exciting living history and culture!

At Glades Diamond Apartments in Belle Glade, Florida, we consider ourselves lucky to be located in a thriving community with so much excitement happening daily. Support local events and make plans to check this exciting one out on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, October 5, 2019—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation
34725 West Boundary Road
Clewiston, Florida 33440

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