The Museum of the Southeast American Indian will present the exhibition, “Wuskitahkamik Miyai: Intersection of Worlds, 16th century Engravings by Theodor de Bry from the Michael N. Joyner Collection at the Ackland Art Museum,” on the campus of UNC Pembroke.
The exhibition is on for a limited time, beginning Feb. 14 and running through May 14. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located inside historic Old Main.
“Wuskitahkamik Miyai: Intersection of Worlds” features original 16th century engravings by Theodor de Bry, based on John White’s watercolors depicting Algonquian peoples during the attempted settlement of the Roanoke Colony in what would become present-day North Carolina.
“We are very excited to be a part of making history by being the first American Indian museum to interpret these engravings,” said Nancy Fields, the Museum of the Southeast American Indian’s director and curator. “This is the first time these engravings will be interpreted through an American Indian museum perspective.”
“It is thrilling to see this historically significant show on view at UNC Pembroke, one of our sister universities in the UNC System,” said Katie Ziglar, director of the Ackland Art Museum.
The engravings and other printed matter in the exhibition are on loan from the Michael N. Joyner Collection, donated in 2021 to the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This exhibition is organized by the Ackland Art Museum together with the Museum of the Southeast American Indian at UNC Pembroke.
The Michael N. Joyner Collection at the Ackland Art Museum has been made available under the Ackland Exchange program of collaboration with UNC System campuses. Ackland Exchange is made possible by James Keith (JK) Brown and Eric G. Diefenbach.
For more information about the exhibit, call 910.521.6282.