Opening Celebration for "Ancient—Modern: Continuity and Innovation in Southwest Native Jewelry"
10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Be among the first to see ASM's newest exhibit. Meet these jewelers and watch them demonstrate:
• Alex Beeshligaii and Shane Beeshligaii (Diné)—silversmiths, stone inlay
• Quinton Antone (O’odham)—silversmith, “Desert Overlay”
• Anthony Garcia (Yaqui)—stone inlay in silver
• Tim Terry (O’odham)—shell etching
• Deanna Tenorio (Santo Domingo/Kewa)—heishi making
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the ASM Collections.
About the exhibit: Nothing better captures the spirit of the American Southwest than jewelry of shell, silver, and turquoise crafted by the region’s Indigenous artisans. The story of this cultural art form is one of continuity and innovation. Over seventy outstanding examples from ASM’s collections of ancient, historic, and contemporary jewelry will be on display. They tell of efforts by the region’s Indigenous peoples over the millennia to adorn themselves and their loved ones, engage in trade, and express their identities, cultural beliefs, and values. The exhibit’s story is enlivened by comments from contemporary makers whose works are included.