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Start Date: 2/23/2013
End Date: 2/23/2013
Event Times: 1:30–2:30 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: museum@

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

Iroquois Raised Beadwork

Join Karen Ann Hoffman, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, as she discusses Iroquois raised beadwork. The art form is a unique style of Native American beadwork noted for its embossed or "raised" application of tiny seed beads on a velvet background. Hoffman will bring her traditional Iroquois woman's regalia to the event: Glengarry cap, blouse, collar, belt, skirt, leggings and moccasins. As she dons this ceremonial attire, she will explain the cultural significance of each piece of clothing and the beadwork which embellishes it.

The museum will present this program in conjunction with the Dane County Regional Airport exhibition, "Wisconsin Folks: Masters of Tradition," organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Tandem Press and the Wisconsin Arts Board. The exhibit, which runs through March 2013, highlights the Arts Board's Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.

Ticket Info: Suggested donation of $2 per person

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

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