WHAT: This February, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center launches Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America, an exhibit celebrating the vibrancy, creativity, and history of American Indian skateboarding culture. Ramp It Up reveals the underground world of skateboarding in Indian country and highlights the Native American skateboarding culture of the West Coast. Originally on view at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, guests have the opportunity to witness Ramp It Up, showcasing a film, 45 images including rare archival photos, and several Native-designed decks and graffiti-backdrop panels by Native American artist Jak Fragua. One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding is a true phenomenon, integrating physical exertion with design, graphic art, videography, and music.
WHEN: Saturday, May 25 – July 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Mashantucket Gallery at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center - 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, Conn. 06338
HOW: For more information or to register for any of the above events, call (800) 411-9671 or visit www.pequotmuseum.org.