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East Lansing museum opens Native American art exhibit

The exhibit features more than 150 art pieces, and will remain open to the public until the end of July.

A new Michigan State University Museum exhibition showcases art created by members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

The exhibit, called “Kindred,” features both historic and contemporary pieces of Odawa arts and crafts.

That includes ceramics, basketry, and beadwork.

Liz Erlewine is one of the exhibit’s co-curators. She says the exhibit illustrates strength in the face of adversity. “So the exhibit is also a story of that perseverance, and preservation of those practices. For people who quite honestly faced, you know, a huge number of challenges in keeping these practices and traditions alive,” she says.

The exhibition is on display in the museum’s main gallery until the end of July.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.