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Duane Maktima

Studio Hours: 10:00am–2:00pm, Tuesdays through Fridays

*Date Change*

January 8–February 28, 2019


Photo courtesy of Duane Maktima

Duane Maktima (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi), master jeweler and metalsmith, returns to Amerind for his second residency. Watch Maktima create his award winning, nationally acclaimed jewelry at his Amerind studio. His studio hours will be 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday, from January 8, 2019, to February 28, 2019. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master and purchase works directly from the artist.


Border Cowboys and Border Cowgirls
Professor Jackson Boelts and Professor Joseph Labate (UA College of Fine Arts)

Gallery Talk: January 26, 2019, 11:00 am
Community Talk: Friends of Western Art Tucson,
December 4, 2018, 7:00 pm, Mountain Oyster Club*
*requires a reservation with Friends of Western Art.
See friendsofwesternart.org

border cowboys

Photographs [top and bottom] by Joe Labate; Paintings [center] by Jackson Boelts

Professor Jackson Boelts and Professor Joseph Labate are collaborating on the project Border Cowboys and Border Cowgirls: Que es lo Mismo, Pero no Es. Their project has involved visiting the men and women who work on the ranches of southern Arizona, collecting their stories, and capturing their lives in art. Professor
Boelts created a series of large abstract watercolor paintings while Professor Labate photographed the people and region. Their project has been made possible by a grant from Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.

Professor Jackson Boelts earned his BFA at Colorado State University and his MFA at the University of Arizona. Artist, designer, educator, and facilitator, Jackson Boelts has won over 400 awards for painting, design and advertising. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Arizona, has taught watercolor and drawing in Orvieto, Italy, and was a Visiting Artist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Professor Joseph Labate served as the Chair of Photography in the School of Art for nineteen years. Labate’s artwork and teaching focus on the use of digital technology as applied to the medium of photography. His research investigates the impact of technology on the medium of photography. He has exhibited and taught photography nationally and internationally. His work is in many private and public collections including the Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, the Center for Creative Photography, and Tucson Museum of Art.


Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

Saturday, January 26, 2019


Silver suite2

Photos courtesy of Silver Suite

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!


The Art of Jewelry Workshop

with DuaneMaktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Saturday–Sunday, February 2–3, 2019



Photo courtesy of Duane Maktima

Join master jeweler-metalsmith Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna) as he examines the production techniques used in his own work and pieces from Amerind’s jewelry collection. Learn about the lapidary process, its history in the Southwest, its utilization in the unique jewelry of the Southwest’s Indigenous Peoples, as well as its intrinsic material value. Maktima will delve into the spiritual significance that natural stones and jewelry played historically. He will also provide a demonstration of how he creates his own stunning jewelry.

Cost with accommodations: $355 per person for members or $430 per person for non-members (double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations and meals).
Cost without accommodations: $180 per person for members or $200 per person for non-members (includes lunches).

To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email amerind@amerind.org.


Mata Ortiz Show and Sale

February 8–10, 2019


gallegos sr

Photo courtesy of Hector Gallegos Sr.

Take a trip to Amerind and witness the talent of pottery artists Hector Gallegos Jr., Laura Bugarini, Graciela Martinez. and Hector Gallegos Sr. from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. The artists will conduct demonstrations, firings (weather permitting), and offer their exquisite ceramic vessels for sale. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a piece of beautiful Taxco Silver jewelry for your Valentine.

You will also have the chance to meet Zapotec weaver Porfirio Gutierrez. Gutierrez will give presentations each day at 2:00 pm examining his family’s weaving and natural dye traditions.

Free with regular Museum admission!


Cake Decorating with Chef Debbie

Saturday, February 9, 2019


cake decorating

Cake drawing by Chef Debbie

Learn Chef Debbie’s technique for creating cake masterpieces. We will start by learning to make Swiss buttercream, correctly assembling our pre-baked cake with filling and frosting then covering it with fondant. To decorate our cake, we will explore the differences between fondant and modeling chocolate and how to use them to make realistic flowers, vegetables, and animals. Using gels and food color to paint our creation, we will then complete our masterpiece by creating a Mexican tile completely out of white chocolate to place on top. Recipes will be included along with a box to take your finished cake home.

Lunch and a decorated cake will be served.

Cost $75 per person for members or $85 per person for non-members.
To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email Debbie@amerind.org


Gallery Talk

American Art Form: A Century of Zuni and Navajo Jewelry

with Carlton Jamon (A:shiwi)

February 16, 2019

Amerind Jewelry

Amerind is the proud home of one of the largest and best documented A:shiwi (Zuni) and Diné (Navajo) jewelry collections in the world. A recent donation from one remarkable family, the collection includes thousands of jewelry pieces made by artisans and masters from the late 19th through 20th century. This exhibit debuts a small fraction of this amazing collection for the public to see. Collected over three generations, the donating family had a personal relationship with many of these artisans. The jewelers represented in this collection pioneered a uniquely American art form that thrust Indigenous design and vision onto a global stage.

Our honored guest speaker is Mr. Carlton Jamon a master jeweler and innovative metalsmith from the Pueblo of Zuni. At the age of 14, Jamon learned to work with silver from his grandmother Winnie Jamon, whose work is represented in the new Amerind jewelry collection. Now Carlton Jamon works in sterling silver, 18k and 14k gold, as well as titanium, niobium and stainless steel. Having won numerous awards and honors, today Jamon creates and sells his creations out of his studio in Zuni, New Mexico.


Navajo Weaving Workshop

with Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete

February 18-22, 2019

weaving 2018

Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete, sisters and 5th generation weavers, originally from Two Grey Hills, grew up learning the traditional tapestry weaving of the area. While instructing and demonstrating, these sisters share personal stories and experiences, giving insights into the world of Navajo weaving.

Cost with accommodations: $1960 (members, double occupancy) or $2160 (non-members, double occupancy). Includes all supplies and meals.

Cost without accommodations: $1330 (members) or $1530 (non-members). Includes all supplies and lunches.

Space is limited so you are encouraged to sign up early. Contact Amerind at 520-586-3666 or send an email to amerind@amerind.org for more information.  


Vintage Basketry & Navajo Weaving Trunk Show

Saturday, February 23, 2019



Photo by Joe Kozlowski

Join Terry DeWald of Terry DeWald American Indian Art for this Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving Trunk Show. The show will feature Navajo weavings, vintage baskets from California, the greater southwest, and contemporary Tohono O’odham
baskets. DeWald has been a prominent dealer, lecturer, appraiser, and
author of Native American art for more than 40 years. At 11:00 am, DeWald will give a presentation that will examine Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving.

Free with regular Museum admission!


Molé Feast!

Saturday, March 2, 2019



It’s a molé party! We will prepare three of the seven traditional Oaxacan Molés. The first, Molé Negro, is the most familiar molé using over 20 ingredients, including bittersweet chocolate. The second, Molé Rojo, adds dried fruit creating a brighter flavor, which will be served with queso Oaxaca, a fresh cow’s milk cheese, and tortillas. The third, Molé Manchamantales, is an Amerind favorite. Translated as “tablecloth stainer” because of its vibrant red colors from chiles and tomatoes, it contains no chocolate, and instead uses fresh pineapple, plantain, and honey to give it a wonderful zesty flavor. The feast will be rounded out with roasted chicken, rice, tortillas, and for dessert a spicy hot chocolate pudding.
Bring your apron and your appetite!

Cost $75 per person for members and $85 for non-members. Feasting included!
To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email Debbie@amerind.org.


Gallery Presentation

Water Protectors: The Standing Rock Camps through the Lens of Gabriel Ayala (Yoeme)

April 4, 2019



When Gabriel Ayala heard about the events taking place near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Ayala decided to stand with the Water Protectors, a group of predominately Indigenous community members who opposed the construction of a petroleum pipeline. Ayala was forever changed by his time at the Standing Rock Camps. His 2016 photographs document his experiences at the camps.

Gabriel Ayala is a very well-known world-class classical guitarist. A member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, Mr. Ayala has traveled the world to perform and teach. His photographic work at Standing Rock has further developed Ayala’s talents as a multimedia artist.


Texas Canyon Trail Run

Saturday, April 6, 2019

9:00 am start time for 10K participants

9:20 am start time for 5K participants

Trail Run

Photo by GOATographer

The Amerind Museum presents the 6th Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run. Here’s your chance to intimately experience this awe-inspiring region that is normally closed to the public. Run or walk the scenic 5K or 10K courses in beautiful Texas Canyon. Participation in the event enables Amerind to further its mission of fostering and promoting knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, and conservation.

In a culture of running, it is no surprise that many Native communities have ways of encouraging runners along their path. Among the O’odham of Arizona and Sonora, singing is important at all community events and celebrations. At the Texas Canyon Trail Run, Amerind is honored to welcome the No:lic Traditional Singers and Dancers from the community of No:lic on the Tohono O’odham Nation. Most of their singers belong to a multi-generational family that values their ancient singing and dance traditions. On April 6, they will sing traditional O’odham songs in their Native language to encourage the trail runners along their way.

Once you have completed the race, please stay for the Awards Ceremony at 11:00 am and grab a bite to eat from the Wicked Burgers food truck. Your race registration also includes free entry into the Amerind Museum and Art Gallery. Simply show your bib number to the admissions desk to take advantage of this offer.

Sign up early to receive discounted registration.

To register visit https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Dragoon/TCTR



Macaws and Parrots in the Ancient Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico

An Amerind Advanced Seminar organized by Christopher Schwartz, Stephen Plog, and Patricia A. Gilman

Monday, April 8, 2019


macaw brown bag

Photo by Joe Kozlowski

Join Amerind scholars to hear about current research on macaws and parrots, exotic birds from south of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found at archaeological sites beginning as early as A.D. 600. These birds were not only important in ancient times, but are significant today in modern Pueblos. Several archaeologists and other scientists have recently been conducting research on various attributes of these birds using more precise radiocarbon dating, ancient DNA, and isotopic analysis to examine genetic lineages and sources of these birds.
Learn why these data are even more useful when placed in their archaeological contexts, which include region, site, structure, and cultural setting, and within an understanding of the significance of macaws and parrots in contemporary Pueblo communities.


Film Viewing

Amerind and The Loft Cinema Present

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7:00 pm


Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth when the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This compelling new documentary, Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment, and the future of our planet.

Free event!

• Amerind will provide folding chairs, but it is recommended you bring a cozy chair from home.
• You may want to bring a flashlight to increase nighttime visibility.
• This is a family event and alcohol is not permitted.
• Museum admission will be FREE for all guests from 4:00 pm–6:30 pm on April 13.
• You can buy one of the best burgers in the Southwest from the Wicked Burgers food truck for dinner.


Moral Stewardship of Our Most Precious Resource: Water

Robert Glennon, Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Saturday, April 20, 2019

1:00 pm–2:00 pm


Photo courtesy of Robert Glennon

Join us as Amerind welcomes one of the nation’s thought leaders commentators on water policy and law. A Native American proverb admonishes: “We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” We must be good stewards, a core value of Native American culture and tradition. Water is a public resource with spiritual, cultural, aesthetic, ecological, and economic value. Glennon’s talk will explore the stewardship implications behind: government subsidies for profligate water use, bottled water, exporting water, unsustainable groundwater pumping, the commodification of water, and our individual “water footprints.”

Robert Glennon is author of two award winning best sellers, a frequent contributor to national publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and a guest on various television and radio shows, including The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart. Glennon’s publication, Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, is the goto resource for environmental policy stakeholders nationwide. Glennon received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an MA and PhD in American History from Brandeis University.


Quilting Workshop with Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo (Hopi)

Thursday–Friday, April 25–26, 2019



Photo showing detail of a quilt by Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo courtesy of Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Join Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo (Hopi) for her first quilting workshop at Amerind. During this two-day class, Sahmie will discuss her creative processes for her abstract and Hopi pottery quilting designs. Participants will have the unprecedented opportunity to be given one of Sahmie’s exceptional hand painted quilt blocks to build off. The workshop is open to people with a basic familiarity with quilting to those with advanced skills. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from this prize-winning quilter while spending quality time with fellow quilters.

Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo comes from a family of eminent potters, including her mother Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo and great grandmother Nampeyo of Hano. Having been an active potter since 1970, Sahmie has become renowned world-wide for her work.

Cost with accommodations: $650 per person for members or $850 per person for non-members (double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations, meals, and most supplies). Add an additional $50 for complete supply kit, contact Amerind for details.

Cost without accommodations: $475 per person for members or $675 per person for non-members (includes lunches and most supplies). Add an additional $50 for complete supply kit, contact Amerind for details.

To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email amerind@amerind.org.


Gallery Talk

The Art of Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo (Hopi)

April 27, 2019



Pottery by Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo

Ms. Rachel Sahmie has been creating pottery ever since childhood. She learned from the master potters of her family, including her mother and grandmother who are all descended from Annie Nampeyo. Sahmie learned quilting from her sister Bonnie and quickly fell in love with the art form. The distinctive designs and artistic style of the Nampeyo family comes to life in pots and quilts created by Rachel Sahmie.


Apache Pottery Workshop with Shelden Nuñez Velarde (Jicarilla Apache)

Thursday–Sunday, September 5–8, 2019



Join Shelden Nuñez-Velarde (Jicarilla Apache) at Amerind for an unforgettable pottery workshop. Learn how to create micaceous pottery in the Jicarilla Apache tradition. You will experience making functional utilitarian ware from molding the clay to firing your work. Participants of all experience levels are welcome to join this workshop, including beginners to those with advanced skills.

Cost with accommodations: $1,150 per person for members or $1,350 per person for non-members (double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations and meals).

Cost without accommodations: $610 per person for members or $710 per person for non-members (includes lunches).

To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email amerind@amerind.org.


Gallery Talk

Capturing Sunlight: Images from the Southwest with Maria Arvayo (Yoeme)

November 9, 2019


Tall Grass

Tall Grass by Maria Arvayo

In her own words: My work focuses on depicting the Sonoran landscape. I attempt to capture the quality of light, the warmth and the distinct beauty. I work in a wide variety of media, but the majority of my work is in oil, acrylic, pastel, and encaustic. My work is inspired by the natural world. Some pieces, although they may seem abstract, are usually objects that by their own nature are abstract. Through my images I hope to express and share the beauty that I see around us.


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