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Exhibition: Indigenous Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences

“Indigenous Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences” reflects on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange among Indigenous Peoples, Europeans, Africans and Americans. The exhibition explores the processes of social, religious and political adaptation, what it means to be rooted in or unrooted from one’s land, and how searching out unfamiliar routes forces others to travel new ones. It draws upon art, textural works and rare books from three major collections at Penn State: the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, the Matson Museum of Anthropology and the Palmer Museum of Art. Together the materials encourage us to question how history is written and how it informs contemporary works by Indigenous artists and activists. Located in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery, 104 Paterno Library on Penn State's University Park campus, the exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, except for special holiday hours. The gallery is closed on Saturdays. Monthly hours of operation can be found at:
For more information, including information about accommodations and physical access, please contact Clara Drummond, curator and exhibitions coordinator, at 814-865-1793 or [email protected]

Dates: 09/17/2019 - 03/15/2020
Start Time: 9:00 am
Location: Special Collections Exhibition Gallery, Penn State University Libraries
Address: 104 Paterno Library, University Park, PA, 16802 (map)
Phone: 814-865-1793
Email: [email protected]
Occurs: Ongoing from September 17th to March 15th 2020 at 9:00 am
  • - Sunday
  • - Monday
  • - Tuesday
  • - Wednesday
  • - Thursday
  • - Friday

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