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‘This Valley Is Sacred’ new exhibit MOAH


May 11 through Aug. 11

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) has announced its newest exhibit, “This Valley Is Sacred: The Ancestors Are Speaking,” a multi-faceted exhibition sharing both the harsh realities and the beauty of native existence as experienced by the tribal groups that call the Antelope Valley their ancestral home.

The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, May 11, through Sunday, Aug. 11. In addition to the public reception scheduled for tomorrow, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., a special public engagement event, Native Antelope Valley, hosted by our Native American Advisory Council, will occur Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.

“This Valley Is Sacred: The Ancestors Are Speaking,” curated by Bruce Love, PhD, with Latipa, director of the Memory and Resistance Laboratory at U.C. Riverside, has been three years in preparation, spearheaded by the Lancaster Museum of Art and History’s Native American Advisory Council, with representatives from the seven tribes that call the Antelope Valley home.

Visitors will be transported through time in a series of curated experiences spanning from the dawn of creation to the present day, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs of the indigenous peoples of the Antelope Valley. Gain insight into the resilience and cultural revival of native peoples amidst adversity.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is also supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility, and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.

MOAH is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays until 8 p.m. MOAH is located on 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. on the corner of Lancaster Blvd. and Elm Avenue.

For more information, call the museum at (661) 723-6250 or visit