Available Press Images of the Blackfeet Tipi Installation In preparation for the Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains exhibition, the Brooklyn Museum has assembled a large-scale Blackfeet Welcome Tipi on Monday, January 31st. The Tipi cover was painted by Lyle Heavy Runner for the Brooklyn Museum and visitors will be invited to enter this Tipi. Press images of the Tipi installation are available for download in the Museum's online Press Room Image Gallery. Members of the press who would like access to the images may request a username and password by responding to this e-mail with their name and professional affiliation. Tipi facts: The Tipi cover weighs over 300 pounds and each pole (made of pine wood) weighs about 50 pounds. The diameter is about 24 feet and the Tipi is 27 feet tall. Media Preview - Thursday, February 17, from 10 am to 1 pm. Image: Lyle Heavy Runner (Blackfeet, b. 1958), design owner and painter. Naomi Crawford (Blackfeet, b. 1935), tipi maker, 2010. Blackfeet Tipi, 2010. Great Falls, Montana. Canvas, latex paint, wood. 27 feet high X 24 feet diameter. Commissioned for the exhibition, Brooklyn Museum. Photo: Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Museum
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