Amerind Artist in Residence: Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Grouping of sterling silver jewelry on a grey background showing hammer textured cuff and earrings, an overlay medallion bolo tie, pierced silver lizard pin, and an overlay stylized bear buckle set in the center with a turquoise cabochon by Duane Maktima..

 

Duane Maktima Amerind Artist in Residence

Amerind Artist in Residence

Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Master Jeweler-Metalsmith

Visit Amerind to witness master jeweler-metalsmith, Duane Maktima, create his works of art. Maktima traveled to numerous repositories of Hopi objects to study the designs and techniques used to create the items. The experience of having surrounded himself with Hopi items has given Maktima extensive knowledge few people have today. Do not miss this unique opportunity to watch a true master practice his craft.

Amerind Artist in Residence: Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Grouping of sterling silver jewelry on a grey background showing hammer textured cuff and earrings, an overlay medallion bolo tie, pierced silver lizard pin, and an overlay stylized bear buckle set in the center with a turquoise cabochon by Duane Maktima..

 

Duane Maktima Amerind Artist in Residence

Amerind Artist in Residence

Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Master Jeweler-Metalsmith

Visit Amerind to witness master jeweler-metalsmith, Duane Maktima, create his works of art. Maktima traveled to numerous repositories of Hopi objects to study the designs and techniques used to create the items. The experience of having surrounded himself with Hopi items has given Maktima extensive knowledge few people have today. Do not miss this unique opportunity to watch a true master practice his craft.

Amerind Artist in Residence: Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Grouping of sterling silver jewelry on a grey background showing hammer textured cuff and earrings, an overlay medallion bolo tie, pierced silver lizard pin, and an overlay stylized bear buckle set in the center with a turquoise cabochon by Duane Maktima..

Amerind Artist in Residence Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Amerind Artist in Residence

Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Master Jeweler-Metalsmith

March 29-May 7, 2022

Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 am-3:30 pm

Visit Amerind March 29-May 7, 2022 to witness master jeweler-metalsmith, Duane Maktima, create his works of art. Maktima traveled to numerous repositories of Hopi objects to study the designs and techniques used to create the items. The experience of having surrounded himself with Hopi items has given Maktima extensive knowledge few people have today. Do not miss this unique opportunity to watch a true master practice his craft.

Amerind Artist in Residence: Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Grouping of sterling silver jewelry on a grey background showing hammer textured cuff and earrings, an overlay medallion bolo tie, pierced silver lizard pin, and an overlay stylized bear buckle set in the center with a turquoise cabochon by Duane Maktima..

Amerind Artist in Residence Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Amerind Artist in Residence

Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Master Jeweler-Metalsmith

March 29-May 7, 2022

Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 am-3:30 pm

Visit Amerind March 29-May 7, 2022 to witness master jeweler-metalsmith, Duane Maktima, create his works of art. Maktima traveled to numerous repositories of Hopi objects to study the designs and techniques used to create the items. The experience of having surrounded himself with Hopi items has given Maktima extensive knowledge few people have today. Do not miss this unique opportunity to watch a true master practice his craft.

Free Online Artist Talk – Jewelry of the Southwest: Evolution of Southwest Jewelry-Design and Influences-Synopsis and Metaphors of the Past and Present with Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)

Photo of Duane Maktima wearing a red shirt and metalsmithing apron

Jewelry of the Southwest: Evolution of Southwest Jewelry-Design and Influences-Synopsis and Metaphors of the Past and Present with Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk

Jewelry of the Southwest: Evolution of Southwest Jewelry-Design and Influences-Synopsis and Metaphors of the Past and Present with Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 11:00 am Arizona Time

Like most contemporary Puebloan Artisans, I live in two worlds. As a Designer Craftsman I have often wondered, what are the phenomenal influences and passions for both the craftsmen and consumer when it comes to the creation of Southwestern Native-influenced jewelry? This legacy has been passed on from time immemorial and holds significant purpose. Yet like other material objects, it can be exploited and become an industry.  As a contemporary Artist-Designer-Craftsman, I will share my perspective formed through my experiences and Puebloan heritage, exploring what this cultural art form represents to the Indigenous peoples of the Southwest. The “Indian Jewelry” look has seemed to become a typical “look,” a representational “given” of the Southwestern Native Peoples, and one of its most stereotypical art forms. In histories, it was something of unique spiritual value and purpose, both in trade and identity of the ancient peoples. During the presentation I will share my views on this subject, hoping to bring awareness and appreciation to this legacy that many Native Peoples who live in a Two World moment of time, hold as a spiritual gift and blessing. This progression through the evolution of materials, such as precious metals and stones, is the ultimate testimony that the “Creative Spirit of our Ancestors” lives on through our hands.  Most of all it is another testimony of Indigenous survival to sustain our integrity to be sovereign and culturally sound, in a world of which is moving too fast for its own good.

Duane Maktima is master jeweler-metalsmith who is a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s College of Creative Arts. Duane is an award winning jeweler with nearly 40 years as a working artist. In addition to selling in the best galleries, his pieces are held by several museums, including Amerind’s.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline052822

Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

Vintage Native silver bracelet with turquoise

Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 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.

Free with Regular Museum Admission!

Free Online Gallery Talk with Duane Maktima

Free Online Gallery Talk with Duane Maktima

Saturday, November 7, 11:00 am—Arizona Time

See the exhibit at Amerind March 17, 2020–December 31, 2020

 

“Singing My Song” is a retrospective exhibition currently on display at Amerind that explores the artistic career of Duane Maktima (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi), master jeweler and metalsmith. Duane Maktima is an award winning jeweler with nearly 40 years as a working artist. In addition to selling in the best galleries, his pieces are held by several museums, including Amerind’s. During this online gallery talk, learn more about Duane’s life, career, and development into a nationally recognized jewelry designer, artist, and mentor.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: http://bit.ly/AmerindOnline110720

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

[email protected] 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.