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Ours | The Zia Sun Exhibit Opening Reception

Overview

The Zia sun is seen everywhere, from commercial planes flown across the United States to tattoos proudly displayed as a badge of honor. Yet, do we know the true origin of the Zia symbol and its original meaning? This exhibit that includes community contributions will take you through the journey of the symbol’s origin in Zia pueblo to its commodification that continues to grow in popularity, analyzing the question of ownership. 

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