Native American Smithsonian Museum Curator to Visit CFCC

Emil Her Many Horses is an associate curator in the office of Cultural Resources at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.

Mr. Her Many Horses will be offering two free beading workshops at Cape Fear Community College on April 18, 9 a.m. until 12 and again from 1 to 3 p.m. in room S-002 in the Galehouse Building on Front St.

In addition Mr. Her Many Horses will give a public presentation and book signing at the WHQR gallery at 254 N. Front Street Suite 300 on Wednesday April 18 from 7  p.m. to 9 p.m. The public is invited.

For further information and workshop reservation, please contact Daniel Sheret at Cape Fear Community College. 910-264-8108, or email


Emil Her Many Horses specializes in the Northern and Southern Plains culture. A member of the Oglala Lakota nation ofSouth Dakota, Her Many Horses is an accomplished beadwork artist and winner of the 2002 Best of Show category for his tribute to the Lakota Sioux Vietnam Veterans at the Northern Plains Tribal Art Show. Her Many Horses, lead curator for the inaugural permanent exhibition, “Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World” which focuses on indigenous cosmologies—worldviews and philosophies related to the creation and the order of the universe—and the spiritual relationship between humankind and the natural world.

Mr. Her Many Horses served as co-curator for the current exhibition, Identity by Design: Tradition, Change and Celebration in Native Women’s Dresses and curator for the Our Peoples community exhibitions featuring the history of the Chiricahua Apache of New Mexico and the Blackfeet from Montana.   Recent curated exhibition titled, A Song for the Horse Nation opened at the NMAI’s George Gustuv Heye Center in New York City in November of 2009.