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FYI: Before we lay down the 411 on our latest exhibit, you may want to have this skater lingo dictionary handy. You’re welcome.
Are you a newbie to skate culture? No sweat, we’ll teach you the ramps! “Ramp It Up! Skateboard Culture in Native America” is an exhibition by the Smithsonian Institute that shows the sick bond between Native American youth culture and the boarding scene. The exhibit features 20 skate decks from Native companies and contemporary artists, plus rare images and video of Native skaters.
“Ramp It Up!” will be rolling into the Sam Noble Museum’s Higginbotham Gallery on Feb. 8, where it will hang ‘til June 15. In honor of opening weekend, the museum will provide complimentary admission Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9. How rad is that?
Why It Matters
We’ll let Jake tackle this one.
Family-friendly activities ✔
A live paint by three Native artists ✔
Silent auction ✔
Get stoked! We’re hosting a free “Ramp It Up!” special event at the museum on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and you’re officially invited! We’re partnering with the Jacobson House Native Art Center, so you know it’s gonna’ be sweet. Don’t worry – we’ll be sure to send the deets your way soon!
Can’t get enough of the action? Right on! Check out Skateboard Nation, a series of minivids from the Smithsonian Institute. Now remember, nobody likes a boggart - so take a break from the daily grind and bring your friends and family to this insane exhibit!
So, are you on board?