Weaving Across Borders - Pueblo & Oaxaca weavers
November 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The weaving traditions of the Southwest developed before the current borders, and are artistically connected to those of Oaxaca, Mexico. In March, 2019 traditional Hopi, Zuni, Tewa, and southern Tiwa weavers traveled to Oaxaca to study ancient connections between the two regions. Come see demonstrations and presentations of what they learned through this cross-cultural exchange and effort to preserve and revitalize Southwestern traditional arts. This is part of the Indigenous Insights series.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Ethnology
November 15, 4:00 pm
Join the Anthropology Collections Manager, Tony Thibobeau, in a whirlwind tour of the Ethnology Collections where you will have a chance to view MNA’s extensive holdings of Hopi and Navajo textiles, jewelry, pottery, baskets, etc. Hear how tribes access these holdings, the importance of stories, and find out how to care for your own treasured heirlooms. Click here for tickets
Searching for a Bigger Subject opens
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.
100 Years of Grand Canyon Art - Panel discussion
November 16, 2 pm
Learn about the influence that the Grand Canyon has had in art throughout the past 100 years. Artists Bruce Aiken, Merrill Mahaffey, Dawn Sutherland, and Curt Walters will explore the impact and significance of one of the worlds most natural wonders.
Tha 'Yoties XIT Tribute
November 23, 2:00 pm
Tha ‘Yoties, whose music addresses the cultural concerns of the Indigenous population of the Four Corners region, will perform a tribute to the 1970s group, XIT, to raise awareness for the issues broached almost 50 years ago that continue to effect Indigenous people today.
Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1972, XIT was a Native American rock band whose music frequently featured motifs of historic and contemporary Native American issues and was considered by many to be the soundtrack of American Indian Movement. This is part of the Indigenous Insights series.
November 30, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a special performance by two traditional Yavapai-Apache dance groups. This is part of the Indigenous Insights series.
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. Experience Indigenous culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums and find unique gifts. Admission to the market is free.
Artist / Vendor applications can be found here.