Indigenous scholars Kendra Greendeer (Ho-Chunk) and Dakota Mace (Diné) co-curate an exhibition exploring material interrelationships among cultures with long histories of exchange throughout the Americas. Select textiles and objects from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection and the Little Eagle Arts Foundation, a Ho-Chunk arts organization, provide a deeper understanding of the intersecting lifeways, movement, and stories of people throughout the western hemisphere and spanning more than a thousand years of history.

This exhibition was developed with the support of Jane and David C. Villa and is part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s. The exhibition is free and open to the public during gallery hours. Visit to learn of yet-to-be announced special events related to the exhibition.


  • Starting Thursday, September 5th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Nancy Nicholas Hall, Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery

1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


Keely Bradish