Contemporary Traces on Ancient Land

February 9 – April 21

Contemporary Traces on Ancient Land features the work of Merecedes Dorame, Catherine Herrera, Pamela J. Peters, Cara Romero, and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. These artists explore contemporary native identities looking at the historical impact of colonialism and its current manifestations that have impacted their communities’ connections to culture, traditions, and land. The title Contemporary Traces on Ancient Land grounds this exhibition in the reality that Native communities are diverse, complex, and evolving, while also acknowledging their rich history as the original inhabitants of this land. It is critical to understand the brutal legacy of colonization in the present time on Native communities straying from reductive narratives often imposed on them or framing their history solely around colonization presuming that it manifests itself in the same way for all Native peoples.



Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050 United States

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