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Mid-America All Indian Museum Welcomes Richard Zane Smith

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Mid-America All Indian Museum (MAAIM), in partnership with the Wichita State University’s Ceramics Guild and Department of Anthropology, will welcome celebrated Wyandot potter Richard Zane Smith for a series of demonstrations and artist talks.

Smith was raised in Missouri and studied ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute. His pottery references his Wyandot heritage, as well as the ancient Pueblo culture he was exposed to as a young art instructor at a Navajo mission school in Arizona in the late 1970s.

Smith will participate in two demonstrations at WSU from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19-20, with a break for lunch. He will also deliver an artist talk from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. These on-campus events are free and open to the public and will take place in WSU Henrion Hall, room 106.

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, the public is invited to An Evening of Culture at MAAIM, 650 N. Seneca. This festive dinner event includes a dinner of Native food and a talk by Richard Zane Smith. Tickets are $35 and seating is limited. More information is available at

MAAIM is open 10 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Regular museum admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, military and students 13+, $3 for children aged 6-12, and children under six get in free.

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