A Tour of the Vander Wagen Collection at Amerind

A Tour of the Vander Wagen Collection at Amerind

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

AAHS@Home in collaboration with the Amerind Museum brings you a virtual tour of one of the largest and best documented A:shiwi (Zuni) and Diné (Navajo) jewelry collections in the world. The Vander Wagen collection at the Amerind Museum includes thousands of jewelry pieces made by artisans and masters from the late 19th through 20th century. Learn stories behind some of the pieces and discover how they were made. Feast your eyes on pieces currently on exhibit and those rarely seen by the public to learn more about this magnificent collection. You will be guided by Eric Kaldahl President and CEO of Amerind who will chat with you about the collection and answer your questions. The jewelers represented in the collection pioneered a uniquely American art form that thrust Indigenous design and vision onto a global stage.

Dr. Eric J. Kaldahl (RPA) has participated in archaeological projects in east-central and southern Arizona, Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois. He has worked for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum, where he served as the first curator at the Himdag Ki:. Kaldahl became the Amerind’s Chief Curator in 2007 and was named President & CEO in 2020.

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest: Free Online Salon and Art Sale with Rykelle Kemp

 

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest

Free Online Salon and Art Sale with Rykelle Kemp

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3:00 pm – Arizona Time

 

Rykelle Kemp’s (Mvskoke Creek-Euchee/ Choctaw/ Diné) works of art is a representation of the knowledge she has attained of her Southwestern & Southeastern heritage; which she combines in each piece she creates. Rykelle produces one-of-a-kind mono-silk screen prints, mix-medium artworks and jewelry. She started her own business, ‘Ahlazua-Indigenous Woman Made’ in 2018, which focuses on affordable jewelry collections, accessories & graphic design. She discovered a passion for jewelry making and has created a unique style that incorporates her tribal heritage. Rykelle works with natural materials that she has found in her tribes while studying and researching traditional methods and materials. From the Southeast she incorporates shells, pearls, and shell carving/cutting & applies that to techniques and materials from her Diné Tribe in the Southwest such as tufa casting, turquoise and sweat soldering. With her goal to combine and use as many traditional techniques and materials from all her tribes, she has developed a distinct design style. During this program, Rykelle will discuss her art and share with guests pieces she currently has for sale.

 

Watch the program live on Amerind’s Facebook page or register to watch on Zoom

Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

 

Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

 

It is time to surround yourself with exceptional art during our Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite! Silver Suite will offer beautiful, one of a kind, antique Native American and mid-century jewelry, along with other treasures, ranging from finely crafted silver buckles and earrings, to necklaces, squash blossoms, and more. Find something you cannot live without or treat someone special in your life to a unique piece of wearable art. Included with museum admission.

Free Online Zoom Salon and Art Sale with Duane Maktima

Free Online Zoom Salon and Art Sale with Duane Maktima

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 11:00 am, Arizona time

We know that Amerind’s discerning art collectors want to know more about the artists who make the pieces they love. This Zoom Salon and Art Sale will feature a conversation with master jeweler, metalsmith, and artist Duane Maktima. He will discuss his techniques, work, and inspiration. He will be taking your questions online from his home studio in New Mexico. Duane will discuss the jewelry pieces that are currently for sale as part of his Amerind exhibition: Singing My Song: The Art of Duane Maktima. These works are now available for purchase through Amerind’s Museum Store. We hope you will join us for this new event in our online series.

This online program is free, but space is limited.
To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline072520

Holiday Mercado

Holiday Mercado

Saturday-Sunday, December 12-13, 2020, 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.