April 05, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Native American artist Joe Don Brave to lecture at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 4, 2018 – Arrow Rock State Historic Site invites the public to a free lecture by Native American artist Joe Don Brave at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7. A reception and opening of an exhibit of Brave’s art will follow.

An enrolled member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, Brave studied art at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been a museum technician and a curator at the Osage Nation Museum, the oldest tribal museum in the United States, and has worked at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institute in New York. In 2017, Brave represented the Osage Nation at the dedication of the new American section in the Muséum De Rouen - Musee d'Histoire Naturelle in Rouen, France.

Brave’s artwork revolves around his Osage heritage and from listening to the teaching of his tribal elders, as well as the experiences he has had while traveling across the country and around world. He resides in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, with his wife, Rebecca, and his son, Preston.         

Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located at 39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock. For more information about this event, contact the site at 660-837-3330.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.