San Francisco Tribal Art Week February 8- 18, 2018

To Be Announced

PAST LECTURES AND EXHIBITS

2017 Lectures & Symposia

Behind the Scenes Tour at the California Academy of Sciences!

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the California Academy of Sciences with a visit to the Anthropology collection.  Comprised of nearly 16,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects, this collection spans the globe, with strengths from the U.S. Southwest and the Pacific Islands, and historic basketry from California.
Location: Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco
Tour Times: February 16, at 11 am and 2 pm
Cost: Tour is included with show admission, advance registration is required
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Pending and Past Legislation and Their Effects on the Tribal Art World

In response to the 2016 Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) and in anticipation of a new 2017 STOP Act, the panel will discuss the work being done to ensure that new legislation doesn't taint the entire Indian art market, harm local economies, and reduce income to tribal artisans. They will explain how tribal art dealers can work together with tribes on voluntary donations of sacred and ceremonial objects, establish positive relationships and explore new paths for communication between tribes and the arts community.

Moderator: Kim Martindale
Panelists: Mark Blackburn, Kate Fitz Gibbon and Bob Gallegos.

Location: Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Dates: Saturday, February 18th | 1pm
Cost: Entrance is included with show admission.
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OPEN HOUSE for Marin Show vendors and visitors !

• Art Exhibition • Curator’s introduction • Meet the Collectors • Rock Art talk • Native American Snacks
Museum of the American Indian, 2200 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA, 94947, Saturday, February 18, 6:30-8:00 pm.
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Navajo copper squash blossom necklace,
c. 1890
Zuni necklace,
c. 1935-40
Mary Kallestewa,
c. 1940s
Leo Poblano,
c. 1945
Kenneth Begay silver and ironwood necklace,
c. 1955

The History of Southwest Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through the 1950’s
when the Name-Driven Marketplace Began

Steve and Diana Begner of Turkey Mountain Traders will share stories and images of the history and traditions of Southwest jewelry.
Location: Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Date: February 19th | 10am
Cost: Free
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2016 Lectures & Symposia

Nampeyo Firing, 1901, Vroman Adam Clark
Vroman Photograph. Smithsonian. 
Nampeyo, 1903. Photograph by Homer Earle Sargent, Jr.
Library of Congress.


In Search Of Nampeyo: The Early Years 1875 – 1892.
Author Steve Elmore reviews his art-history research on the early work of the great Hopi potter Nampeyo. This talk will detail findings in the Keam collection at Harvard's Peabody Museum and tell the story of Nampeyo's early career through a careful study of the earliest known collection of her work. Steve Elmore is the author of the book "In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years 1875 – 1892."


Special Exhibit, 2015

"Yesterday and Today" will compare 150 historic - seldom displayed - California Indian baskets from the Collection of the California Academy of Sciences with 45 contemporary baskets created by CIBA Master Weavers.

A major traveling exhibition of California Indian basketry, "Yesterday and Today," will premier at "Art of the Americas" in Marin, February 20 – 22, 2015. The exhibition will demonstrate that California Indian basketry is the finest art ever produced in our state.

"Yesterday and Today" is designed and produced by the California Indian Basketweavers' Association (CIBA) in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences and KR Martindale Show Management.



The 31st Annual Marin Show - Art of the Americas


Yesterday & Today See the Exhibition


Basket Weavers at Academy of Sciences

 
Special Exhibits 2014  

The 30th Annual Marin Show - Art of the Americas


The Master Weavers of the Toadlena
Two Grey Hills Region