Tag Archives: pottery
For thousands of years the native people of the Americas have been making fine objects of great beauty. Historically most of these items were not viewed as art by their makers, but rather as utilitarian wares or ceremonial objects. The care in producing and the artistry in decorating these objects are undeniable, and it is [...]
Arizona State Museum’s 20th annual Southwest Indian Art Fair brings accomplished and well known Native artists from all over the Southwest, but one family in particular stands out for their knack in making waves in the art world internationally.
As Tucson’s temperatures soar in continuous triple digits, many of us seek out the AC. If you haven’t been to ASM in a while, perhaps now is when you’d like to enjoy some cool culture. Our AC is on full, and as students are gone for the summer, parking is easy. So come spend a [...]
This blog is written by Caitlin Wyler as a reflection on the internship she had in the education office at the Arizona State Museum last semester. Caitlin is a senior majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Spanish and History. Next year she plans to go to graduate school to specialize in museum education. There [...]
On Friday, September 24, 2010, the world lost another talented teacher and Native American artist, Carrie Estey. In 2002-2003, while pursuing a Master’s degree in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, Carrie worked at the Arizona State Museum.
This blog post was written by Morgan Abercrombie an intern in ASM’s education office. Originally from San Diego, CA, she came to the desert to attend the University of Arizona. She graduates this summer with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. Her experience at ASM inspired her: Morgan would like to pursue a career [...]
I subscribe to another blog about museum audience research. Today’s entry was about emotion, and the power of museums to provoke emotion in their visitors. The people commenting are all folks who work in museums. I thought I’d share a few of their comments and ask for yours—Do you remember a visit to a museum [...]
Today’s blog is from guest blogger, Martin Kim, who manages the Native Goods store at ASM. Martin is well known for entrancing visitors, museum staff, and students with engaging stories related to the objects for sale in the shop. When you purchase an object, you also go home with its story. More about the museum [...]