Landscape Is Homeland Festival
This Earth Day weekend, come together for a day of celebration and programming presented in partnership with the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone and the American Indian Cultural District. Join Indigenous artisans and community members as they share practices and stories that are deeply rooted in the California landscape. Enjoy panel conversations and film in the Kanbar Forum, and an all-day market featuring art and demonstrations on the Plaza. Come honor the Earth’s original care keepers and explore the complex bonds that Indigenous communities have with the land that gave birth to them.
Drawing by Linda Yamane.
Happening in Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum
Gathering in the Changing Climate
Ohlone People: Survivance to Thrivance
Restoring Ecologies in the Greater Bay Area
Happening on the Plaza
Demonstrations, Art, and Market
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Featured artists and presenters:
Julia Parker, Lucy Parker, and Family, Miwok/Paiute/Pomo/Yosemite and Coast Miwok
Four Generations of Basketry
George Blake, Hupa/Karuk
Antler and Bone Carving
Carson Bates, Northern Sierra Mewuk
Working with Cordage, Hemp, and Dogbane
Jennifer Bates, Northern Sierra Mewuk
Lois Conner-Bohna, Mono/Chukchansi
Mono Basket Weaving
Dyann Eckstein, Chukchansi
Meyo Marrufo, Eastern Pomo
Graphic Art and Relationship to Land
Rico Miranda, Rumsen Ohlone
California Native Games Demonstration
Dixie Rogers, Karuk/Modoc
Karuk Basket Weaving
Jessie Rouse-Whipple, Illmawi Pit River/Hupa/Wintu
Bear Grass Demonstration
Amora Stevenot, Northern Sierra Mewuk
Linda Yamane, Rumsen Ohlone
Then and Now: Ohlone Materials Present and Past
For a preview of the Landscape Is Homeland Festival, join us at After Dark (ages 18+) on Thursday, April 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
As a part of our ongoing work on climate change and connecting to landscape, the Exploratorium proudly presents Landscape Is Homeland, curated in partnership with Gregg Castro (t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsen and ramaytush Ohlone), Cultural Director of the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone, and Jennifer Bates (Northern Mewuk), California Indian Arts and Culture Festival Curator and basket weaver.
Presented in partnership with the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone and the American Indian Cultural District.