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An Evening at the National Museum of the American Indian

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May 1, 2007 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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The Stanford Law Society of Washington, DC
cordially invites you to a viewing of the exhibit
Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in
Native Women's Dresses
featuring remarks by
Rick West ’71
Director, National Museum of the American Indian


Join fellow law school alumni and guests for a reception and private viewing of the exhibit Identity by Design, which highlights Native women's identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution. The exhibit brings together a vast array of dresses and accessories from the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin regions of the United States and Canada.

When: Tuesday, 05/01/07, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W.
Cost: There is no charge for this event.
RSVP: To RSVP or for further information, please call 650 723.2730 or send an e-mail message to Alumni.Relations@Law.Stanford.Edu

Schedule
7:00 p.m. Refreshments
7:30 p.m. Remarks by Rick West ’71
7:45 p.m. Museum open for a tour of the exhibit

About the Exhibit
Dresses are more than simple articles of clothing for Native women—they are aesthetic expressions of culture and identity. Embodying messages about the life of the wearer, dresses offer Native women the opportunity to blend artistic tradition and bold innovation while preparing themselves, their families, and their communities to partake in the "dance of life." Bringing together a vast array of dresses and accessories from the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin regions of the United States and Canada, Identity by Design highlights Native women's identity through traditional dress and its contemporary evolution. The exhibition examines the individual, communal, and cultural identity of Native women, and explores how women, gifted with highly developed artistic skills, benefited not only their families, but the entire community.

Stanford Law School is grateful to Rick West and the National Museum of the American Indian for hosting this event.