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Exhibit Celebration and Artist Talk with Michael Chiago

“The Saguaro Fruit Harvest,” 1994, watercolor painting by Michael Chiago Sr., Amerind collection
Photo of women making cecemait (tortillas) by Bernard Siquieros

Exhibit Celebration & Artist Talk with Michael Chiago

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 11:00 am

Free Event

Thank you to our generous community partners with Desert Diamond Casinos for their sponsorship of this very special exhibit celebration.

You are personally invited to join the entire Amerind community as we celebrate the exhibit Tohono O’odham Himdag in Brush and Lens: Painting by Michael Chiago and Photography of Bernard Siquieros on exhibit through October 31, 2024. Come meet Michael Chiago and hear him speak about his work at 11:00 am.
The word himdag refers to the Tohono O’odham way of life. Painter Michael Chiago is a prolific artist who has created thousands of original works over a career spanning decades. In color and line, Michael celebrates O’odham himdag. Photographer Bernard Siquieros was a passionate educator of O’odham himdag with a long and diverse career. Through it all–Bernard has carried a camera, capturing O’odham himdag in moments of everyday life and in moments of celebration. In brush and lens, these two men chronicle the great strength of the Tohono O’odham community, honoring their rich heritage and working together for brighter tomorrows. Enjoy their new exhibit.  Michael Chiago has made many of the original watercolors in this exhibit available for purchase, although the artworks must remain at the Amerind until the exhibit ends in October 2024. Want to learn more? Get the book Michael Chiago, Sr.: O’odham Lifeways Through Art, by Michael Chiago, Sr., and Amadeo M. Rea, University of Arizona Press, 2022. The book is on sale in many places, including the Amerind Museum Store. 

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Apr 27 2024


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Amerind Museum
Amerind Foundation


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