The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum will open a new exhibit, “Garments of Ritual: Native Traditional and Contemporary Regalia,” a show that explores the cultural expression and tradition of ritual garment use. A small representative selection of men, women, and children’s antique and contemporary dress clothing of the Shinnecock and other Native American nations will be on view at the museum from Saturday May 8 through June 8.
Some complete clothing sets have been donated for the exhibit by members of the Shinnecock Reservation community, while others are assembled from various indigenous groups from other parts of North America produced during the late 19th and early-20th centuries. Each piece is accompanied by a description about the owner and some history about the regalia.
A reception will be held on Saturday, May 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Museum is located at 100 (Old) Montauk Highway at West Gate Road, west of Southampton Village.