Hello! My name is Ymelda Rivera and I am a 2006 graduate of the UW Museology program and a former student employee in the
When walking into the exhibit, it was beautifully apparent that true stories of real life had been photographically mapped on the walls of the
It is gratifying and visually compelling to witness cultural stories that live within the lens of an artist interpreting a moment in their lives and in history. These artists invite and challenge the viewer to take part in a dialogue that rethinks the stories and images that create history, identity, and popular culture, especially as it pertains to the misconceptions of indigenous identity. It is indeed a welcome dose of dialogue and reality that all museums need.
If anyone is interested in additional intellectual and visual fodder, I recommend taking a stroll down campus to Kane Hall where one can find a permanently exhibited collection created by the