. . . with the last two lectures in a series that accompanies the current exhibition, A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century. Both illustrated lectures and an exciting workshop take place in the Encanto Room, at the Heard Museum in central Phoenix.
INTERWAR DYE REVIVALS and the Transition to a Fine-Art Market in Navajo Weaving”
Sunday, March 20, 2 pm - Dr. Jennifer McClerran focuses on the privately funded and government-sponsored vegetal dye–revival projects of the 1930s and 1940s. An examination of these revival initiatives demonstrates their role in Navajo weaving’s transition to the fine-art market.
As the World Turns: NAVAJO WEAVING JOINS THE ART WORLD”
Sunday, March 27, 2 pm - Curator Dr. Ann Hedlund will discuss the transition of Navajo weaving from home-grown craft to museum-quality art, as illustrated by the textiles featured in A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century. She will underscore some of the growing trends among Native weavers/artists today.
In addition, don’t miss:
Heard Museum GUILD SHOP WORKSHOP
Monday, March 28, 1 pm - Acclaimed Navajo weaver D.Y. Begay will demonstrate the creation of art from textiles. Call Norma Jean Coulter at 602.279.7105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
For Heard Museum details, visit its lecture listings.