Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Log Number: ARPML-250878-OMLS-22

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition—and co-curated by representatives of the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe—will produce the temporary exhibition Bears Ears: Living Land. The exhibition will be the first to present the significance of the Bears Ears region from the perspective of these Tribes, which consider the area integral to their way of life. The exhibition will explore the intersection between living people, the objects they create, their ancestors, and the land. The exhibition will set a new standard for co-curation between Native groups and museums and provide Native communities with resources enhancing their capacity to manage and promote understanding about their cultural heritage, as local communities recover from the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.