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Winter Market

Winter Art Market
December 7, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 8, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come celebrate the diverse set of communities on the Colorado Plateau, and their rich artistic and cultural traditions. Browse pottery, jewelry, baskets, woodcarving, weaving, fashion, prints, fine art and folk art created by 29 Native artists. Includes Acoma, Navajo, Hopi, Tewa and Zuni. Experience Indigenous culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums and find unique gifts. Admission to the market is free. See the list of artists.

Artists interested in being part of this or other markets can email ageorge@musnaz.org

Tony Foster From Toroweap Point Looking East

Searching for a Bigger Subject
Open through February 16

Landscape painter Tony Foster is well-known for his intricate and intimate paintings portraying wild areas where he has journeyed. In Searching for a Bigger Subject, Foster went higher, farther and bigger than ever before, juxtaposing the world’s vastest canyon against the world’s tallest mountain. The journey is a literal examination of the greatest of all wild landscapes—the Grand Canyon (USA) and Mount Everest (Nepal and Tibet). Given the subject matter, many of this journey’s paintings necessitated a large format and are incredibly dramatic, spectacular works. Foster managed to capture the immensity of these landmarks while retaining their integral details.

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The Force Is With Our People temporarily closed
Reopens mid-December & then extended through May 25 

An internal leak adjacent to the gallery caused flooding and all the objects have had to be removed while the space is dried out and remediated. The HOPI R2 remains on display in the lobby while the gallery is closed. When the exhibit reopens, it will be extended through May 25 to allow more time for people to come see it. We apologize for this inconvenience and are remedying the situation as quickly as possible.

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Blue Corn Girls: A Tewa Story
January 20, 2:00 pm

During the traditional time for storytelling, Museum of Northern Arizona artist-in-residence Ed Kabotie shares both his tale of discovering recordings of his grandfather in an archive in Indiana, and the stories his grandfather was telling. This presentation will foster understanding for the importance of language preservation and storytelling within the Puebloan community, as he shares his journey to recover and document traditional Tewa Stories.
Kabotie traveled to Indiana University (IU) to listen to archived recordings of his grandfather’s stories recorded in the original Tewa telling. This is part of the Indigenous Insights series.

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Loud and Proud: Indigenous Identity and Heavy Metal Music
January 26, 2:00 pm

This joint performance and presentation, featuring singer/ song writer Sage Bond and MNA Anthropology Collections Manager, Tony Thibodeau, will explore the impact of heavy metal music on contemporary Indigenous identity. Sage's songs are inspired by her experiences growing up and living on the Navajo reservation.
Tony Thibodeau comes at the theme from an academic perspective, having written his Masters dissertation on anti-colonial resistance and indigenous cultural identity expressed through heavy metal music by Native artists from several regions of North America. This is part of the Indigenous Insights series.