Land As Kin
CSU Fullerton Department of Visual Arts, Fullerton College Art Gallery, and The Muckenthaler Cultural Center will unite to host a series of exhibitions featuring artists with ties to the land Fullerton inhabits. “Land as Kin” is developed with the intention of creating a positive self-reflection that is inspired by the identity of Southern California Native people, including the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe as well as local tribal groups with shared ancestry, and their relationship to the land. This multi-venue exhibit is produced in partnership with several Fullerton arts and culture institutions to reflect on art, land and Indigenous perspectives. The artists featured at Fullerton Museum Center include Gerald Clarke, Katie Dorame, Mercedes Dorame, River Garza, and Lewis deSoto. “The goal of presenting these bodies of work is to capture the color, sound, and feeling of family that reflects the faces of generations of Native California tribal people that is compelling and contemporary by elevating everyday objects, photography, paintings, maps, flags, portraits, beadwork, and ceramics in hopes of helping people to see the connection with the land through the unseen,” states Muckenthaler curator, Amy Redfeather. Each institution’s exhibit will open and close at varying dates with programming to accompany the exhibits scheduled throughout the fall. The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation has been indigenous to the Los Angeles Basin for 7,000 years. This history is well- documented through 2,800 archaeological sites,in State historical records and federal archives, and Catholic church records at San Gabriel Mission and San Fernando Mission. Click here to view the official "Land As Kin" website.