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September 2021

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April 2021

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

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 carved top creations. Gregory has participated in many shows across the Southwest including the Museum of Northern Arizona’s annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture.…

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Join Kimberly Spurr, MNA's Archaeology Division Director, as she presents a retrospective of archeological excavations along the Colorado River from 2006-2010.

April 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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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 made and what they can teach us. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through the MNA Facebook page. Hosted by MNA educator Mari…

May 2021

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

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 narratives such as the Star Wars saga, expanding these to center on Indigenous characters and environments. Science fiction opens up limitless possibilities for Indigenous voices and stories to…

May 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

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 grow and learn why beans are often planted with corn and squash, called the Three Sisters. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through…

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

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.

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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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 High-Elevation Western Gardens”, “First Garden: How to get Started in Southwestern Gardening” and “First Garden: How to get Started in California Gardening”.

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States

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 other book, writers bring one chapter at a time. For details and schedule, contact khutchison@musnaz.org

June 2021

June 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

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 through the MNA Facebook page. Hosted by MNA educator Mari Soliday each Family Friday includes an activity to try at home. Past Family Friday programs…

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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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 Hopi painter, silversmith, illustrator, potter, author, curator and educator. This presentation will take place in the museum and be livestreamed onto Facebook.

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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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. Campers become at home within the museum, providing a basis for return visits as a family and a foundation for continued learning. Advance signup is…

July 2021

July 2 @ 10:00 am - July 4 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

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 their lives and culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums. With dance performances happening each Saturday and live demonstrations happening all weekend, this is a…

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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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 try at home. This year the festival celebrates all the Native cultures on the Colorado Plateau, with different artists, demonstrators and performers each weekend in…

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

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 and the migration of material.

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

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. The artist market portion of the festival opens on Friday, with an incredible lineup of artists including: Mallery Quetawki (Zuni, fine art), Baje Whitethorne Sr.,…

July 16 @ 10:00 am - July 18 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

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), Jonah Hill (Hopi, jewelry), Elroy Natachu and Kandis Quam (Zuni, fine art and basketry), Bobby Silas (Hopi, pottery), Toney Mitchell (Diné, silver jewelry), Melvin and…

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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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 would make them into canteens to carry water. This presentation will be part of the Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture, and attendees will be…

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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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 livestreamed on Facebook.

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

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.

July 23 @ 10:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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$20

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), Virgil Julis Nez (Diné, painting), Sandra Hamana (Hopi, textiles and wall placques), and many more. With live demonstrations and kids crafts all weekend, this is…

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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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. Campers become at home within the museum, providing a basis for return visits as a family and a foundation for continued learning. Advance signup is…

August 2021

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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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 by calling 928-774-5213 ext. 219.

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