[Opening Reception] Art @ Y presents "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

Monday, April 13, 2015
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL

Art @ the Y presents “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas”

OPENING RECEPTION
When: Monday, April 13, 5pm-7pm
Where: Y's Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
Cost: Free and open to the public

A part of the American story has long been invisible-the story of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. Over centuries, African American and Native people came together, creating shared histories, communities, and ways of life. Often divided by prejudice, laws, or twists of history, African-Native Americans were united by a double heritage that is truly indivisible.

Art @ the Y will open the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" on Monday, April 13 focusing on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people of dual African American and Native American ancestry.

Through the themes of policy, community, creative resistance and lifestyles, the exhibition tells stories of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity.

"IndiVisible," produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.

Art @ the Y is an initiative of the University YMCA. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public. IndiVisible received financial support from Akaloa Resource Foundation and from the Smithsonian's Latino Initiatives Pool. Sponsored by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center, the Native American House, and the Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE).

More information at http://universityymca.org/art/