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Public Talk

Unravelling the Transition from Pithouses to Paquimé in Northern Mexico with Dr. Michael T. Searcy, Brigham Young University

At the Amerind Museum, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:00 pm

At the Douglas–Williams House Museum
1001 D Ave., Douglas, AZ Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm


The nature of social and political transition in the Casas Grandes region in Chihuahua sometime in the thirteenth century A.D. continues to be debated. At the heart of this debate is the question of how and why did pithouse-dwelling people of the Viejo period (A.D. 700-1200) change their institutional forms, resulting in the centralized town and government of Paquimé? Current theories about this transition include major migrations, population growth, and the adoption of foreign religions or ideologies.

Michael Searcy is an assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University. Dr. Searcy has been investigating ancient cultures in the US Southwest and northern Mexico for the last decade.

Free event.
This talk is supported by the Arizona Humanities.


Experience Kartchner Caverns with Amerind

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:30 am–1:30 pm


When it was discovered by Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts in 1974, Kartchner Caverns was completely unexplored. With Tenen and Tufts keeping its discovery a closely guarded secret, Kartchner remained relatively untouched when it was transferred to Arizona State Parks. Likely one of the most studied caves before being opened to public tours, rangers continue to collect data and monitor the cave health, working to conserve this remarkable natural resource. Come tour this amazing feature with Ron Bridgemon, Sarah Truebe, PhD, and Amerind. Bridgemon is a past president of the Cave Research Foundation and former Director of the National Speleological Society. Truebe is the Cave Resource Manager at Kartchner.

Cost: $65 per member or $75 per person for non-members (includes a box
lunch and cave admission). To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or
email amerind@amerind.org.


Amerind Autumn Fest

Celebrating the History, Art, and Culture of the Diné (Navajo) People

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10:00 am–4:00 pm

$10 per vehicle

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Join Amerind at our annual Autumn Fest as we celebrate the history, culture, and arts of the Diné (Navajo) people with artists, public talks, and performers. Rich in tradition, history, and culture, Diné teachers, artists, singers, and dancers will hold a day-long cultural celebration at the Amerind Museum.

The day includes:
• Musical performance by Grammy nominated flautist Mary Redhouse
• Dance performance by Dineh Tah’
• Prof. Jennifer Denetdale (University of New Mexico) speaks about the signing of the 1868 Navajo Treaty
• 2 food vendors and 15 artist vendors
• Free admission to the Museum and Art Gallery

This year Amerind is offering Academy Village and Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago community members a combined price of $40 for coach transportation and event admission. Why drive when Amerind can take care of that for you! To purchase your combined transportation and event tickets follow the links below.

Academy Village transportation and event admission tickets:

Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago transportation and event admission tickets:
For more information, call Amerind at 520-586-3666.


Diné Collectors Workshop with Mark Bahti

Friday–Saturday, November 2–3, 2018

 1:00 pm


Photos of Diné cultural objects by Joe Kozlowski

Join expert Mark Bahti as he examines Amerind’s Diné (Navajo) cultural objects. Bahti will use Amerind’s collection to teach participants about Diné art. Participants are encouraged to bring pieces from their own collection for evaluation by an expert.

Cost with accommodations: $275 per person for members or $350 per person for non-members (double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations and Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch).

Cost without accommodations: $120 per person for members or $140 for non-members (includes one lunch on November 3).

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


Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

Saturday, November 3, 2018

 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!


Gallery Talk

The Photography of Dr. John P. Schaefer

November 10, 2018

1:00 pm


Photographer John Schaefer visited Rarámuri (Tarahumara) communities in Chihuahua in 1978. Dr. Shaefer’s work captured the lives of these Indigenous people and the villages they call home. Some of these same photos were published in Bernard Fontana’s book Tarahumara: Where Night is the Day of the Moon. Schaefer’s intimate photographic portraits are beautiful and irreplaceable historic documents.

Dr. John Schaefer is President Emeritus of the University of Arizona. He served on the University of Arizona faculty for 21 years, held titles of head of
the Department of Chemistry and dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and served as president of the university from 1971-1982. In addition to his teaching and research career, Dr. Schaefer enjoys a reputation as an acclaimed photographer. He founded the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography.


Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale Featuring Oralia Lopez

Friday–Sunday, November 23–25, 2018

10:00 am–4:00 pm

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Image courtsey of Oralia Lopez

Visit Amerind Thanksgiving weekend to immerse yourself in Mata Ortiz pottery. Master artist Oralia Lopez will be selling pottery and demonstrating her unique style of geometric painting. Lopez will also have art from other potters she represents available for sale. Do not miss this opportunity to buy exquisite and unforgettable holiday gifts for the special people in your life.

Free with regular Museum admission!


Gallery Talk

Personal Birth Process by Jeffers Choyguha (Tohono O’odham)

December 1, 2018

 11:00 am


Dissipate by Jeffers Choyguha

Jeffers Choyguha has been working on the abstract paintings exhibited in “Personal Birth Process” for two years. Her inspiration comes from her pregnancy and her son’s earliest years. She describes those experiences as “mesmerizing, beautiful, terrifying.” The artworks are about emotions, feelings, and moments—not figures. Choyguha explains that “Some of the paintings are prayers. Some are fears.”

Jeffers Choyguha (Tohono O’odham) is an artist, a teacher, and a mother. She grew up in the Tohono O’odham community of Covered Wells. From a young age, Choyguha was a sketcher. “Art is all around us. I find inspiration in things I see and experience.”


Amerind Members Holiday Tea

Monday, December 3, 2018

1:00 pm–3:00 pm


Join us for a tea to remember! The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will feature tea, sandwiches, decadent desserts, and music. The Mad Hatter suggests that you wear your most wildly extravagant hat and arrive early at 12 pm for holiday shopping in the museum store and to explore our galleries. Entertainment will be provided by Artificial Red, a duo comprised of Native American artist and flute player Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Euchee/Muscogee Creek) with accompaniment by Dean Yazzie (Diné) on acoustic guitar. Their music is a blend of original contemporary guitar arrangements with expressive flute responses, intermittently fused with spoken word poetry of Native American life, themes, and views.

Cost: $35 per person, Amerind members only. Reservations required.
Members may bring guests.

To reserve your spot or become an Amerind member, please RSVP on Eventbrite at www.amerindtea2018.eventbrite.com, email Anna at aschneider@amerind.org, or call 520-586-3666.


Holiday Mercado

Saturday–Sunday, December 8–9, 2018

10:00 am–4:00 pm


 Join us for your holiday shopping while also supporting Amerind. Many Amerind friends have given us their own collections of art, pottery, jewelry, carvings, and so much more, specifically for us to resell to the public. At this two-day Holiday Mercado you will find treasures to add to your own collections or to give as gifts this holiday season. This eclectic assortment of items includes Native American jewelry, carvings, Mata Ortiz and Native American pottery, folk art, paintings, sculptures, Hopi kachina dolls, notecards, Native American baskets, and posters at prices ranging from $5.00 to $5,000.

Free with regular Museum admission!


Our Annual Tamale Class at Amerind

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 am–2:00 pm



This year our tamale class will feature traditional Christmas tamales. You will learn to cook New Mexico’s famous red pork tamales with green olives, vegetarian portobello and cheese tamales in the Nueva Leon style, and Mexico’s chicken and green chile tamal de cazuela. To garnish the meal you will prepare salsa lizano, a Costa Rican tangy, sweet, and hot salsa. For dessert you will enjoy sweet pumpkin tamales served with vanilla whipped cream. Bring your apron and your appetite!

Cost: $75 per person for members and $85 for non-members. Feasting included! Call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email debbie@amerind.org.


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

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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.


Navajo Weaving Workshop

with Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete

February 18-22, 2019

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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.  


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