Issue 3

Past Issue

Native American Art #3

June / July 2016

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Departments


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Curator Chat



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Acquisitions




54

Market Report



Features


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Shape and Color

Letitia Chambers’ eclectic art collection at her home includes works by artists she has known. By John O’Hern

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Twined Cornhusk Artistry of the Plateau

For centuries, twined bags were a primary form of artistic expression for Native American women in the Columbia River Plateau. By Natalie Fay Linn

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Remembering the Little Bighorn

Stephen Standing Bear’s powerful work depicting the 1876 battle is at Philbrook Downtown in Tulsa, Oklahoma. By Donna Poulton

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Land Perspectives

A Heard Museum in Phoenix exhibition explores the unique relationship American Indians have with the land and how it is conveyed through their art. By Beth Ducket

Gallery Previews


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Message of Hope

Shiprock Santa Fe presents an exhibition of clothing and accessories by Lloyd Kiva New, Kenneth Begay and Orlando Dugi

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Spiritual Forces

The exhibition José Bedia: Tribal Affinities at Tambaran 2 Gallery explores the relationship between the artist’s collections and his work.

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Crystal Weavers

Adobe Gallery’s latest show is an exhibit of 10 Navajo rugs from Crystal Trading Post.

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Under the Rainbow

Exhibit and sale at Medicine Man Gallery brings together some of the finest Navajo Germantown textiles from 1880 to 1920

Events/Fairs


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Reputation Matters

Hundreds of dealers will be showing artifacts and art at Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction June 11 and 12.

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Coming Home

The 2016 Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival returns to the grounds of the namesake museum in Indianapolis.

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Kaleidoscope of Cultures

Tribes from across the U.S. gather at the Red Earth Festival to celebrate Native American art and heritage.

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Wealth of Materials

More than 600 artists brought art of all varieties to the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

Museum Exhibitions


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Call and Response

Contemporary potters pair up with pueblo pottery pieces collected by painter Eanger Irving Couse in new Taos exhibition.

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The Pueblo Perspective

In a new permanent exhibit, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center brings all 19 Pueblos together to tell a complete story.

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Connecting with Heritage

The Museum of Northern Arizona hosts festivals dedicated to Native American arts and culture.

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Objects of Importance

Twenty historic trade blankets are on view July 16 through November 15 at the Maryhill Museum of Art

Auctions


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Jim Haas’ Last Hurrah

More, bigger, and better is the story of Jim Haas’ last sale at Bonhams’ Native American art auction June 6 and 7.

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From Ancient to Contemporary

Heritage Auctions’ July 8 Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian, and Tribal Art is highlighted by items across the centuries.

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Active Bidding

Cowan’s April 8 sale of American Indian and Western Art yields success for items from the Ritchie collection, beadwork and more

Galleries in this Issue


Bischoff's Gallery

Bischoff's Gallery

Scottsdale, AZ

River Trading Post

River Trading Post

Scottsdale, AZ

Waddell Trading

Waddell Trading

Scottsdale, AZ


Mystic Warriors

Mystic Warriors

Evergreen, CO

Turkey Mountain Traders

Turkey Mountain Traders

Evergreen, CO

Thomas Nygard

Thomas Nygard

Bozeman, MT


Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions

Dallas, TX

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

Territorial Indian Arts & Antiques

Fort Worth, TX