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Opening Day Of Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture In Native America

4-Wheel Warpony skateboarders, 2008
rom left to right, White Mountain Apache skaters Armonyo Hume, Jess Michael Smith, Aloysius Henry, Ronnie Altaha and Lee Nash. The skate team was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), who got his start making skateboarding videos in Arizona.Courtesy Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo)

Above: 4-Wheel Warpony skateboarders, 2008 rom left to right, White Mountain Apache skaters Armonyo Hume, Jess Michael Smith, Aloysius Henry, Ronnie Altaha and Lee Nash. The skate team was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), who got his start making skateboarding videos in Arizona.Courtesy Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo)

Don’t miss the exciting first day of Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America! We’ll unveil our indoor mini-ramp on the South Balcony.

At 1pm, Elizabeth Gordon, exhibit curator, joins us from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to talk about her experiences with the exhibition and the world of Native American skateboarding!

Starting at 2pm, professional skateboarders Augustin Lerma III (Augie) and Armando Lerma (Mando), featured in the exhibit, will demo the ramp.

At 3:30 pm, curator Elizabeth Gordon will lead a guided tour of the exhibition.

Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Date: April 28, 2012

Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park: Google Maps

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