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Reclamation: Art and Culture of the Muwekma Ohlone
On view through May 7th, 2023
New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)
Los Gatos, California

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) presents an art exhibition in collaboration with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, San Jose State University Department of Anthropology, and Mosaic America about the vitality of the Muwekma, featuring photography by their Tribal Photographer Kike Arnal.

This project promotes a deeper understanding of local indigenous art, culture, history, and contemporary issues in Los Gatos and the greater Bay Area, with a special focus on the critical issues of federal recognition that the Muwekma Ohlone continue to fight for. Also featured is the “Mosaic Atlas Cultural Mapping Project,” an interactive map highlighting places of significance to local indigenous communities. The project features two parts: “Reclamation: Resilience of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe” and “Reclamation: Aboriginal Ancestral Homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe.”

[Image: Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Youth Member Isabella Gomez getting her headpiece fixed by another dancer.]