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September 25 @ 11:07 pm

Top making demonstration

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

This live-stream event will showcase Hopi artist Gregory Hill as he demonstrates the process of making carved wooden tops. Gregory will also discuss the cultural connection to his craft and the importance of play. Gregory Hill often works with natural mediums, such as cottonwood, and seeks to revitalize the practice of play through his intricately ...

Family Friday: Footprints from the past

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Hundreds of millions of years ago reptiles were walking all over this area, sometimes leaving their prints in the mud. These prints can tell us a lot about the size and activities of ancient reptiles. This Friday we visit the site of a recently discovered set of tracks and learn about how the tracks are ...

Indigenous futurisms

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

This online panel discussion moderated by Tony Thibodeau explores contemporary trends in Indigenous futurisms and new contributions to popular culture by Indigenous writers and artists, such as science fiction, comic books, and other forms of artistic expression. The Indigenous futurisms movement has pushed the norms of science fiction by creating new worlds and adapting existing fictional ...

Family Friday: How Seeds Grow

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Seeds wait for the right conditions before they sprout and start to grow. This Friday we visit the Colton Community Garden to learn about seeds and how gardeners create the conditions they need to grow into healthy plants. Learn how to make a paper pot to start seeds inside. Plant bean seeds to watch them ...

Grand Canyon Talk: Fire on the Rim

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Fire plays an important role in regulating the ecosystems of the Grand Canyon, but that role changes markedly across elevation. In this lecture, Dr. Larry Stevens, MNA’s curator of biology describes the nature of those differences and the impacts of humans across elevation in the Grand Canyon region.

Native plants

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Horticulturist Jan Busco leads this plant walk around the museum grounds to look at what native plants are growing after the recent rains. Jan has worked with native plants for more than three decades and is the curator of MNA’s gardens and grounds. She has written three books on western native plants; “Native Plants for ...

Writer’s Group

Zoom 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Free to museum members and staff, this writer’s critique group currently meets on Zoom on alternate Wednesdays. Writers share something they are working on, read it aloud, then hear the thoughts and responses of others. All genres and styles are encouraged, including prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction. For long projects, like a novel or ...

Family Friday: Pollinators

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

From beautiful butterflies to busy bees and stealthy bats, these flying friends carry pollen from flower to flower, allowing plants to create seeds and fruit. This Friday we learn more about pollinators, watch bees and bats, and then make a butterfly that can balance on our finger. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared ...

The Faith of Our Fathers

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Ed Kabotie reflects on his father's and grandfather’s lives and artistic careers, and how their legacies inspire his own journey. This discussion will look into the lives and legacy of Ed Kabotie's father, Michael Kabotie, who was an accomplished Hopi silversmith, painter, sculptor, and poet and Ed Kabotie's grandfather, Ed Kabotie who was a celebrated ...

Discovery Camps start

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

These summer day camps for ages 4 through 12 immerse children in the arts, sciences, cultures, and environment of the region. From their base in a cluster of historic buildings beside the Colton Community Garden, campers are led on explorations of museum exhibitions and collections, as well as forests, fields, rocky canyons, springs and ponds. ...

Heritage Festival week 1

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

The Lalo Dance Group from Hopi headlines the opening weekend of the Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture, which this year celebrates all the Native cultures on the Colorado Plateau. Each weekend we will feature a different cohort of artists, demonstrators and performers. Come see Yavapai Apache, Diné, Hopi, and Zuni artists at work, interpreting ...

$20

Family Friday: Festival Fun

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Discover all the fun things there are for kids to see and do at the Heritage Festival of Art and Culture. On the first day of this month-long festival, Mari Soliday leads a virtual tour. She'll talk with the demonstrating artists and share some of the crafts that you can do at the festival, or ...

Cultural Connections: Zuni Weavings with Aric Chopito

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Master weaver Aric Chopito will give a virtual tour with Anthropology Collections Manager Tony Thibodeau of MNA’s Zuni weaving collection, including several of his own weavings. Chopito will foster understanding for the traditional process used to create various Zuni weavings like turkey feather blankets and sashes. Chopito will also discuss the influence of trade routes ...

Heritage Festival week 2

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Enjoy music outdoors under the pines, as Native soul rocker JJ Otero (Diné/Hopi) headlines the second weekend of the Heritage Festival. Otero has won a number of prestigious awards, including best Rock Song at the 2013 Native American Music Awards and three New Mexico Music Awards nominations in 2017. He performs both Saturday and Sunday. ...

$20

Heritage Festival week 3

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

The third weekend of the Heritage Festival features the People of the Tall Pines (Hualapai) dance group demonstrating Native American song and dance styles on Saturday. The artist market portion of the festival opens on Friday, with a new group of artists demonstrating and selling their work, including Raylan and Patty Edaakie (Zuni, inlay jewelry), ...

$20

Gourd Carving demonstration

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Learn about the many traditional uses of gourds and how this versatile fruit can be made into tools. Jonah Hill will demonstrate how to properly prepare gourds and then shape them into useful tools. and decorate them to make birdhouses or watering containers. Jonah has been carving gourds since he was a boy, when he ...

Hopi Long Flute

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Join Stewart Koyiyumptewa Program Manager of the Hopi Cultural Preservation office and flutist Gary Stroutsos as they explore the mysteries of the replicated Hopi Long Flute and talk about their collaborative efforts to reinvigorate the long flute tradition. This is part of the Heritage Festival. To attend in person, buy tickets. It will also be ...

Cultural Connections: Havasupai Holdings

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Chairwoman for MNA’s Native People of the Colorado Plateau (NPCP) gallery, Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss will offer a virtual tour of the MNA's Havasupai collections. As a Cultural Consultant for MNA, Watahomagie-Corliss will provide unique insight into the significance of each piece.

Heritage Festival week 4

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

The Yavapai Apache Warriorettes perform for the final weekend of the Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture, concluding our month-long celebration of all the Native cultures on the Colorado Plateau. The artist market portion of the festival opens on Friday, with a new group of artists, including Renee Archambeau (Hopi, pottery), Jonah Hill (Hopi, jewelry), ...

$20

Discovery Camp second session begins

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

These summer day camps for ages 4 through 12 immerse children in the arts, sciences, cultures, and environment of the region. From their base in a cluster of historic buildings beside the Colton Community Garden, campers are led on explorations of museum exhibitions and collections, as well as forests, fields, rocky canyons, springs and ponds. ...

Member Appreciation Day

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

As a special “Thank You!” to our members for all their ongoing support through these difficult times, we are hosting a Member Appreciation Day with live music, artist demonstrations, research presentations, and an online silent auction. This is a members only event, so if you're not a member, become one today online at www.musnaz.org/join  or ...

1st Annual Native American Farmers Market

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

In partnership with Flagstaff Foodlink, the Museum of Northern Arizona will be hosting the 1st Annual Native American Farmers Market, which aims to support local Indigenous farmers and growers in the Northern Arizona region. Come out for a fun filled day of shopping with a variety of food and produce that is grown, cultivated, and ...

Celebraciones de la Gente

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Celebrate the history and culture of Mexican, Mexican American, and Latin@ communities in Northern Arizona at this annual fall event. Also known as the Day of the Dead, this event is a celebration of life, music, dance, food and heartfelt remembrances. In partnership with Flagstaff’s Nuestras Raíces, the museums Jaime Golightly Courtyard will be transformed ...

$20

Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton Discovers the West

Zoom 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Alan Peterson, MNA’s Fine Art Curator, will discuss Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton’s early life and education in Philadelphia, her first trips to the West as a young artist, how she met Harold Colton, their honeymoon trip, and their subsequent trips to Flagstaff before moving here in 1926.

People of the Tall Pines (Dance Performance)

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Stemming from the Hualapai Nation, the People of the Tall Pines will perform traditional social dances at MNA and tell stories related to their culture. This collective of dancers and singers will also describe their connections to their ancestors and community. With interactive performances, storytelling, and a beautiful display of culture, this is a great ...

$20

Book Reading: Charlie and the Rainbow Trout

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Author Charley Bynar will be doing a book signing and a book reading of her newly published book, Charlie and the Rainbow Trout, in the Discovery Room at 12pm (noon) on November 27th. Happening in the middle of two Hualapai dance performances (11am & 1pm), this event is a great event for the whole family! ...

Inside MNA’s Fine Art Collection with Abel Nash (Hopi)

Zoom 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Hopi artist Abel Nash and MNA registrar Amber King will go Inside MNA’s Fine Arts Collection to discuss aesthetics, symbolism, and history of MNA’s extensive Hopi artwork collection.

2021 Winter Art Market

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

We invite you to come celebrate the diverse set of Native communities on the Colorado Plateau, and their rich artistic and cultural traditions. Experience Indigenous culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums in this two day event. Not only is this a great opportunity to find the perfect holiday gift, it is also an important ...

Tourism Maps of the Southwest

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Archivist Melissa Lawton will share Tourism Maps of the Southwest and other depictions of the region from the MNA archives and discusses what they divulge about attitudes toward land and tourism.

Valentine’s Claytime

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

Make a Valentine's vase, and good memories, together in this three-hour workshop. You can do it with your sweetie, your best friend, or your partner in crime. $150 per couple includes the vase template and instructions, clay, firing, and snacks. To register, email chasarts101@gmail.com

$150

Route 66 Before the Myth: Archaeological Perspectives of the Mother Road

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Archaeologist and Historian David Purcell will share artifacts found along six miles of Route 66 that crosses the Petrified Forest National Park. Over 11,000 artifacts provide surprising insights to the mid-twentieth century motoring experience.

Grand Canyon Talk: Butterflies and Skippers

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

More than 130 butterfly and skipper species occur in the Grand Canyon region, including several unique taxa, but their life histories and distributions are poorly known. In this talk MNA’s Curator of Biology Larry Stevens will describe their taxonomy, diversity, distribution, and how the large, deep Canyon landform influences their biogeography. This is one in ...

Pop Culture in MNA’s Collection with Tony Thibodeau

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Anthropology Collections Manager Anthony Thibodeau will guide visitors through MNA’s Ethnographic Collections, looking at the influence of Pop Culture in Native arts and its use in traditional practices of art making.

Family Friday: Humor

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

For April Fools Day, we'll explore the important role of humor in Indigenous culture. Laughter has always been a part of the Native American cultures of the Southwest. Family and friends tease each other, tell jokes, and pull pranks. This sense of humor also shows up in several pieces of art in the museum collection. ...

2022 Slow Art Day

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Rush in, slow down and take five minutes to look at pieces of art from our newest exhibition: Baje Whitethorne Sr.: Náátsʼíílid (Rainbow Light) What is Slow Art Day? Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. ...

Writing Rainbows: Poetry inspired by art

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Poet Jodie Hollander leads this ekphrastic poetry workshop in the exhibition Baje Whitethorne Sr: Náátsʼíilid/Rainbow Light. Ekphrastic poetry is inspired by art, and Baje's colorful paintings provide plenty of inspiration. Jodie was a previous writer-in-residence at MNA and author of the poetry book My Dark Horses. This workshop will be her last stop on her ...

Family Friday: How a museum works

Zoom 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

If you’ve visited a museum, what you saw was only a small part of all the things the museum takes care of. This Friday we celebrate International Museum Day (which is May 18) by taking a tour into the Easton Collection Center to learn how objects and art are preserved, why objects are frozen before ...

A Stream of Jewels: Springs and Perennial Tributaries in Grand Canyon

MNA Facebook page @musnaz, Flagstaff, AZ

Grand Canyon contains more than a thousand springs, and at least 50 springbrooks that are among the few remaining pristine perennial streams remaining in the Southwest. In this talk Dr. Larry Stevens, MNA’s Curator of Biology will explore springs hydrology and ecology, stream processes, and the biodiversity of, and threats to conservation of this verdant ...

Spring Plant Sale

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

This event will be a one-stop shop for local plant starts and information about how to garden in Flagstaff. The Coconino Community Master Gardeners are working with MNA to hold their plant sale at our Colton Garden and Discovery Village. Besides plant starts and seeds for purchase, there will be garden talks, garden tool repairs ...

Celebrating the Voices of Navajo Women: A Panel Discussion

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Free with Museum admission. Women featured in a new book will share their stories in a panel discussion hosted by Soulstice Publishing and MNA. The book, “Voices of Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Portraits of Beauty,” brings together compelling, multi-generational oral histories with portraits of the tellers. The panelists will reflect on their experience of being ...

Thirsty Thursdays with Tha ‘Yoties

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Tha 'Yoties will be rockin' the MNA courtyard! Quench your hunger and thirst at this 'Funky-Yotie-Party'. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! Led by Ed Kabotie, Tha 'Yoties are a reggae/rock/ska band based out of Flagstaff, AZ. The group refers ...

Spring Cleaning Sale

Museum parking lot 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Would you find it surprising that people who work at museums collect too many things in their office closets and storerooms? MNA staff have been cleaning out their offices and are selling off furnishings, tools, shelving, and other items no longer needed. A highlight of the sale will be more than 20 high-quality, hardwood display ...

Nature Journal Club

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

Interested in deepening your connection to nature, learning more about the plants and animals you see around you, and spending time with others who have similar interests? Come to this first meeting of a Nature Journal Club forming at MNA. Nature journaling is observing nature and recording what you see using words, drawings, and numbers. ...

Thirsty Thursdays with Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Join us as Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin will fill the MNA courtyard with smooth, 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 ...

Art and Conservation with Alan Peterson

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

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. Hosted at the Museum of Northern Arizona - Branigar Hall Event free with general admission.

Thirsty Thursdays with the Flat 5’s

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

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, ...

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

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

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 ...

Virtual Auction

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Support the Museum while also purchasing something wonderful. More than 80 items are being auctioned, including jewelry, art, and experiences such as tickets to Meteor Crater, a weekend at a dude ranch, the aquarium and museums in Phoenix, and much more. View auction items online at https://event.gives/mna22   or in person at Member Appreciation Day on ...

Thirsty Thursdays with the Knockabouts

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Join us as Knockabouts will fill the MNA courtyard with high spirited Celtic music! Quench your hunger and thirst at this fun summer music event. Beer and wine available for purchase at our cash bar. Museum galleries will also be open late for you to browse! The Knockabouts are a Flagstaff, AZ-based Celtic band featuring ...

Member Appreciation Day

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

This members-only event will celebrate our dedicated and generous members! Enjoy demonstrations in watercolor, nature journaling and neurographic art; behind-the-scenes looks at MNA's exhibits and programs; a presentation by Executive Director on MNA's new strategic plan (1:00 pm); and view and bid on silent auction items. Further details and RSVP are here.  Not an MNA member? ...

Early closure

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

The Museum will close at 3 pm on September 10 to prepare for the Fall Fundraiser.

All Together Now: MNA Fall Fundraiser

Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Join us for MNA's biggest fundraising event of the year! Guests will enjoy drinks, small plates, and mingling in the Jaime Major Golightly Courtyard, then move into Branigar-Chase Auditorium for a presentation by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, plus a live auction and paddle raise to benefit the ...

$200

Harvest Festival and Indigenous Farmers Market

Discovery Village Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, AZ

Come out for a fun filled day of shopping with a variety of food and produce that is grown, cultivated, and harvested on the Colorado Plateau! Enjoy a pueblo oven demonstration, tea tastings, and kids activities. With free admission, we invite you to bring out all your family and friends! This event is set to ...

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Start:
October 29 @ 10:30 am
End:
October 30 @ 12:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Museum of Northern Arizona
Nuestras Raices

Venue

Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N Fort Valley Rd

Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Phone:
(928) 774-5213