Thursday, March 30, 2017
Orchestrating a Blooming Desert
The exhibition in the new gallery at the Heard Museum is called "Beauty Speaks for Us" and it is meant to present works of American Indian art that span generations and cultures but share the transcendent quality of beauty. Many of the works were from the collections of private owners from the Phoenix area with some of the museum's own pieces also included. I really enjoyed seeing some incredible artworks that I had never seen before and this painting above is a good example. It's called "Orchestrating a Blooming Desert" by Steve Yazzie from 1970. Since I have such a love of the desert in bloom, this one would appeal to me, wouldn't it?
The basket weaving dates from the early 1900's from the Hopi culture. It's part of the museum collection.
This black and siena bear sculpture is from 1970 and is the work of Tony Da from the San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico.
This painting is by the well known native American artist, Dan Namingha. It is dated 1950 and was a gift of the artist. It's called "Red Tail Hawk Kachina".
That wraps up my photos from this exhibit which ends on April 2nd. I'll be anxious to see what show they mount next in that beautiful new gallery.