Special Events

Upcoming Events

Ethnology Gallery

Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau
Member/Tribal Opening: Saturday, April 14 | Public Opening: Sunday, April 15
Join us in celebrating our newly renovated, long-awaited Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau exhibition. You won't want to miss this stunning, object-rich installation which was developed in partnership with more than forty members of the Colorado Plateau tribes.

Navajo Rug Auction

Navajo Rug Auction
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Preview: 9 am-1 pm

Auction: 2-6 pm
Free community event

More than 300 vintage and contemporary Navajo weavings from artists, consigners, and the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post will be featured at the 2018 Navajo Rug Auction. Rug styles include: Two Grey Hills, Ganado, Teec Nos Pos, Ye’ii, Pictorial, Wide Ruins, Storm, Sandpainting, and Eyedazzler. Specialists and experts in the field of Native American art and Navajo weaving will be on-site to identify handspun, hand-carded, and vintage pieces, versus acrylic yarns, to ensure quality items and prices. Information on how to evaluate and buy Navajo rugs will also be available. Presented in partnership with Flagstaff Arts Council. 

Past Events

Southwest Native American & Cowboy Art Appraisal Day
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10 am-2 pm
Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
Limit: 5 items per person
$30 for first item; $25 for second item; $20 per item for items three to five Members receive a $5 discount per item
Museum & Sedona Muses Members pay $5 less at each level
Discover the value of family heirlooms and treasures when the Sedona Muses of the Museum of Northern Arizona present the “Southwest Native American & Cowboy Art Appraisal/Evaluation Day.” Join experts for on-the-spot evaluations of Native American objects including jewelry, weavings, pottery, baskets, katsina dolls, paintings, as well as cowboy art (no firearms or prehistoric items). All proceeds benefit programs of the Museum of Northern Arizona.