Holiday Mercado Museum Store Sale

Holiday Mercado

December 9th – 31st, 10:00am-4:00pm

Shop the Amerind Museum Store’s Holiday Mercado, featuring resale treasures from community members and more. Mercado items will be on display for sale in the main museum building, from December 9th to December 31st.

The Holiday Mercado is the perfect place to grow your own collection or for holiday gifts. Peruse unique items, including fine art, pottery, jewelry, carvings, and so much more. Shop early for the best selection!

Purchases directly support Amerind’s work with Indigenous artists, museum collections, and public programing.

Mercado shopping is included with Museum admission.


Amerind’s Seri Art & Culture Weekend Show & Sale

Comcáac (Seri) Art & Culture Weekend Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 10am – 4pm
Visit the Amerind and learn about the art and culture of the Comcáac (Seri) people of Sonora, Mexico.
The Seri people of the desert and the sea are known for their beautiful arts and crafts, which include a long history of basket weaving and more recently wood carving and other crafts.Basket weaving is an important tradition in Sonora, Mexico and was one of Mesoamerica’s oldest crafts.  The Comcáac handwoven baskets, woven using the coil method from all natural desert materials are known for being some of the finest in the southwest, incorporating design motifs from the Seri culture.Meet the artists behind these unique creations of Comcáac basketry, sisters Maria Francisca Moreno and Patricia Moreno. You will have the opportunity to watch them weave, learn about these baskets and purchase their beautiful creations.

This event is included with Museum admission.

Amerind Free Online Talk: The Distribution of Cultural Lac Scale Use (Tachardiella spp.) in the Arid Southwest

Amerind Free Online Lecture

The Distribution of Cultural Lac Scale Use (Tachardiella spp.) in the Arid Southwest

with Marilen Pool, PhD

Saturday, August 12, 2023, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

This talk will discuss the examination of the lac scale insect in the arid Southwest and the distribution of its cultural use. Three species, Tachardiella fulgensTachardiella larreae and Tachardiella pustulata are those most known to have been utilized by the indigenous peoples of the region from as early as the Archaic period to the modern era as an adhesive, mastic, and coating for the fabrication of tools, weapons, musical instruments, kicking balls, ornaments, and amulets. It was also used for hermetic sealing of containers to protect foods and seeds from pests and as a repair material for mending pottery.

Marilen Pool, PhD, is a Senior Project Conservator at the Arizona State Museum and Objects Conservator and owner of Sonoran Art Conservation Services in Tucson. She recently earned her doctorate degree in Arid Lands Resource Sciences at the University of Arizona. She has a graduate degree in Museum Studies from Oregon State University and is a graduate of the Sir Sanford Fleming Art Conservation Program in Ontario, Canada.

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Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

Close-up image of basket with round pattern in center and petal shaped patterns emerging from the center design

Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

Saturday, March 19, 2022

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Join Terry DeWald of Terry DeWald American Indian Art for a Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings Trunk Show. The show will feature Navajo weavings, vintage baskets from California, the greater southwest, and contemporary Tohono O’odham baskets.

DeWald has been a prominent dealer, lecturer, appraiser, and author of Native American art for more than 40 years. At 11:00 am, DeWald will give a presentation that will examine Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings. This event is included with regular Museum admission.

Holiday Mercado

Holiday Mercado

Saturday-Sunday, December 11-12, 2021, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM 

Join us for your holiday shopping while also supporting Amerind. Many Amerind friends have given us their own collections of art, pottery, jewelry, carvings, and so much more, specifically for us to resell to the public. At this two-day Holiday Mercado you will find treasures to add to your own collections or to give as gifts this holiday season. Included with Museum admission.