Cooking Series with Chef Debbie

February 14th 2015         St Valentines Roman Feast

We will make an authentic Roman feast from scratch including handmade pasta, traditional slow cooked Bolognaise sauce and béchamel, all components for the best lasagna, straight from Italy. To accompany this exquisite dish we will also make an antipasto salad, garlic bread and chocolate dipped fruit which will complete our romantic Roman lunch.

$50 per person per class, lunch included. Bring your apron and an appetite!

To register contact Chef Debbie at 520-586-3666


Saturday, March 28, 2015


The Amerind Museum in partnership with Bisbee Vogue Inc. present the 2nd annual Amerind Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run. Here’s your chance to intimately experience this awe inspiring region that is normally closed to the public.

Texas canyon is marked by spectacular rock features, including 'balancing rocks', and trails crisscrossing through open fields of yucca, ocotillo, cactus of various sorts and scattered trees that dot the terrain. This beautiful and historically significant canyon was sacred to the Native American inhabitants and Cochise is said to have used this area for his winter camps.

The 10K course features a variety of trails, terrain, vegetation, and
mind-numbing views. There will be music and cheering along the
course to keep you moving. Join us in this celebration of the region
and Native American Culture. Your entry fee includes entrance to
the Museum and to the Local Foods Festival that follows the race.
Proceeds go to support the Amerind Foundation.

Register Today!


Saturday, January 17, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Amerind Main Gallery

Join Terry DeWald of Terry DeWald American Indian Art for this basketry trunk show featuring vintage baskets from California and the greater southwest, Navajo weavings, and modern contemporary baskets from Tohono O’odham.
Terry DeWald has been a prominent dealer, lecturer, appraiser and author in Native American art for more than 40 years. His father was a journalist and photographer who covered the Southwest for Time and Life magazines and other national publications. His mother was also a journalist and author, and was one of the founding members of the Heard Museum Guild in Phoenix, AZ.

Kachina  Collector’s Workshop

January 8 - 10, 2015

Join Alston and Deborah Neal of Old Territorial Indian Arts in Scottsdale for a two-day exploration of Amerind’s world-class Kachina collections. Alston and Deborah will use the extensive collections of the Amerind Museum to teach workshop participants about the history of Kachinas and what to look for when collecting. Participants are encouraged to bring pieces from their own collection for evaluation by an expert.

Member Cost: $400 per person (double occupancy). Includes lodging and meals.

The workshop is limited to 12 people, so you are encouraged to sign up early.

Contact Deni Mitchell at 520.586.3666 ext. 17 or to register or for more information.


Mata Ortiz Show and Sale


February 13 - 15, 2015


10 am - 4 pm daily


Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase exquisite ceramic vessels from the artists of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. Featured artists Lila Silveira & Carlos Carrillo will conduct pottery demonstrations,  firings, and there will also be activities for children.


Also present will be Zapotec weaver Porfirio Gutierrez.


Amerind’s new film Paquimé: An Ancient Town, a Continuing Inspiration will be shown each day. The delightful polychrome vessels unearthed during Amerind’s 1958-1961 excavations were the primary influence on the ceramic development at Mata Ortiz.


Free with regular admission


Apache pottery Workshop


February 23 - 27, 2015

Join Shelden Nunez-Velarde for a five-day Apache Micaceous pottery workshop in the creativity-inspiring setting of Amerind’s 1900-acre campus in spectacular Texas Canyon.


Shelden Nunez-Velarde is a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. He has been making pottery since the age of 13.


Shelden specializes in hand coiling traditional Jicarilla Apache pottery. He gathers his clay and slip, in traditional clay sources used by his ancestors. Then he soaks the clay, cleans, sifts, mixes, hand coils, shapes, sands, polishes and fires his pottery, outdoors, using pine or cedar wood. He makes both traditional-functional utilitarian and contemporary.


Like their Pueblo neighbors who are more widely known for their use of micaceous clay, the Jicarilla in Northern New Mexico made their cooking wares from the unique deposits of mica filled soil in the area. The special heat-retentive qualities of mica makes this clay particularly efficient for cooking.


Member Price: $750 (double occupancy)

Price includes workshop, materials, lodging, and meals.


Not a member? Membership start at just $40!


To register, or for more information, please contact Deni Mitchell at 520-586-3666 or



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