Heritage Festival July 2& 3

The Heritage Festival returns bigger and better than ever, featuring artists from most tribes on the Colorado Plateau, as well as performances, games, talks, and more.

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Wed.-Sat. & Mon.: 10 am-5 pm Sun.: 11 am-5 pm Full price tickets $15

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Art and Conservation with Alan Peterson

How has fine art influenced the conservation of landscapes in the Southwest? Find out as Alan Peterson, MNA’s Curator of Fine Art, will explain the role that artists can play in the conservation and preservation of land and National Parks. Free with general admission.

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Thirsty Thursdays with the Flat 5's

Join us as The Flat 5’s will fill the MNA courtyard with jazzy, melodic music! Quench your hunger and thirst at this easy going, summer music event. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! General Admission: $15, $8 for MNA members, ...

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Gunnar Widforss: Finding Beauty in National Parks & the Grand Canyon

Join us in person with Alan Peterson, MNA’s Curator of Fine Arts, as he will discuss the work and life of Gunnar Widforss. During the 1920s and 30s, Swedish-American painter Gunnar Widforss was known as The Painter of the National Parks. After coming to the United States in 1921, he gained early recognition for his ...

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Though painted nearly 90 years ago, the watercolor landscape recently donated to the Museum of Northern Arizona remains vibrant with washes of red dirt, blue skies, and orange sunlight glinting off the Piestewa Peaks. But lift the mat holding this painting and you’ll spot a problem. Natural acids in the mat have begun to discolor the edges of the paper. Luckily, now that the painting is part of the museum collections it is one of 2,044 works on paper about to be rehoused through a $343,812 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This three-year project will preserve these artworks for future generations, by creating a more stable environment to slow the chemical processes of degradation.

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