Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. (Summary, American Archeology, Spring 2010) Traveling exhibit "Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection," Artistic history of Canadian Inuits. 602-252-8848, www.heard.org. (Through January 20). Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard U, Cambridge, MA.
(Summer, American Archeology, Sum 2010)
"Spying on the Past: Declassified Satellite Images and Archaeology" demonstrates how archaeolo- gists recognize visible signs in these images and draw conclusions about the ancient world. Through December. Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures, Aurora University, Aurora, IL.
(Summary American Archeology, Summer 2010)
Award-winning exhibit "Native Peoples of Illinois." Long-term exhibit. Frank H. McClung Museum, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville. (Summary. American Archeology, Fall 2010) "Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya," traveling from the U. of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. (Through Jan. 3).
(865) 974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu.
Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts, Santa Ana, CA. (Summary American Archeology, Fall 2010) "Vision of the Shaman Song of the Priest," artifacts from the Pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico and Central America (714) 567-3600, www.bowers.org. (Through Dec. 31) Minneapolis MN Institute of Arts. (Summary American Archeology, Fall 2010) Traveling exhibition "Art of the Native American: The Thaw Collection," consisting of 110 works. (888) 642-2787. www.artsmia.org (Oct. 24 through Jan. 9, 2011) Southern Ute Cultural Center Showcases Basket Weavers, a Permanent Exhibit Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and by Appointment on Saturdays.
(Summary, Durango Herald, August 8, 2008)
The exhibit features ten Ute women from White Mesa, Utah, and about 40 of their baskets, as well as a video that showcases the hands and homes of the weavers. It connects their work to a tradition in the Four Corners extending back to the earliest human habitation in 6000 BC. All of the baskets are woven from red willow and sumac branches that are soaked, split and sometimes dyed. There is a variety among the baskets: one portrays three gold and black butterflies floating on a woven cir- cle of white willow fiber, while another features a flag motif with a six-pointed star in the center. A third shows a traditional pattern in beige, black and red that represents earth, life and thunder be- ings. Rico Museum Features Displays, Shop. (Summary, Cortez Journal, August 7, 2010) The Rico Museum hours are Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for Sunday when the hours are 2 to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee. The first floor is set up with displays and a gift shop with several books written about the area. Some interesting large photos are mounted with an explanation of the scene. The museum is the result of quite a few years of endeavor by friends and community members.
By Paul H. Dittmer
Thanks to an item in the Moki on this terrific exhibit at the New York City branch of the Mu- seum of the American Indian, I spent the afternoon touring the two major exhibits at the Heye, which was named for George Gustav Heye who created the Museum for his extensive collection of Ameri- can Indian artifacts.
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