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Cherokee syllabary, art showcase

A work by Rhiannon Skye Tafoya. A work by Rhiannon Skye Tafoya.

Featuring over 50 works of art in a variety of media by over 30 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and Cherokee Nation artists, “A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art” is an exhibit currently being showcased at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee. 

The exhibition highlights the use of the written Cherokee language, a syllabary developed by Cherokee innovator Sequoyah (circa 1776–1843). Cherokee syllabary is frequently found in the work of Cherokee artists as a compositional element or the subject matter of the work itself. 

The exhibition will be on view at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee through Oct. 31. Learn more by visiting www.mci.org.

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