WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian:
WHAT: Press Preview
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast, 3rd level overlook
Open house tour of exhibition, W. Richard West, Jr. Gallery, 3rd level
WHERE: Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, SW
WHO: Curator Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota)
Director Kevin Gover (Pawnee)
This critically acclaimed exhibition presenting the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes, from the museum's George Gustav Heye Center in New York, opens at the flagship museum on the National Mall in an expanded version. A Song for the Horse Nation in Washington, D.C. doubles its exhibition space to 9,500 square feet. Fifteen major objects have been added, including a 19th-century, 16-foot-high, hand-painted Lakota tipi depicting battle and horse-raiding scenes. Other highlights include Geronimo and Chief Joseph's rifles.
A Song for the Horse Nation opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. For the press kit, click here.
An RSVP is requested, but not required; contact Molly Stephey, Office of Public Affairs, at (202) 633-6614 or mailto:email@example.com.
SOURCE Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian