May 12, 2021
The Mobile Museum is a movable exhibit space which currently features Five Oaks Museum’s exhibition This IS Kalapuyan Land, curated by Steph Littlebird Fogel, with historical content by David G. Lewis, Phd. It was situated as a land acknowledgment on the site of Tigard’s anticipated Universal Plaza during the month of May 2021.
Last fall, three hundred and fifty camas lily bulbs were planted across the plaza’s field, to erupt this spring with the blue hues native to this land. The exhibit has arrived during their bloom to give greater context to the lily, and contemporary Indigenous art and practice. Once construction begins on the plaza, the lilies will be replanted along Fanno Creek, where each spring their flowers will remind us of these traditions of place.
This Mobile Museum came together with City Repair Project and the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University.