“Chehantamo: How Are You?” New Seminole Art Exhibit Launches Native American Heritage Month At History Fort Lauderdale

“Chehantamo: How Are You?,” a new Seminole fine art exhibit debuted at History Fort Lauderdale, prior to Native American History Month (November). This collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s  Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum features the perspective of contemporary Seminole artists through large scale digital works juxtaposed with historic artistic context. Multidisciplinary photography, textiles, and more provide a link to our shared future while acknowledging our shared past. The exhibit runs through January 6.  “History Fort Lauderdale is proud to partner with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum for this 10th anniversary installment of contemporary art from established and upcoming Native American creators,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “Our vibrant city was cultivated and settled by our Native American ancestors and their vision continues to be a great source of inspiration for all generations. We invite the community to celebrate their immense contributions to our art and culture and learn more about our ancestral heritage at History Fort Lauderdale.” Curated by Tara Chadwick, “Chehantamo: How Are You? will showcase mixed media, textiles, and digital art from multigenerational Seminole artists Nicholas DiCarlo, Danielle Nelson, Victoria Osceola, Samuel Tommie, Corinne Zepeda, and the late Elizabeth Buster.  History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort  Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space. History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 61 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Guests to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library.