Ancient-Modern: Continuity and Innovation in Southwest Native Jewelry

When: February 04, 2023 10:00am to October 28, 2023 5:00pm
turquoise beads and mosaic

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 the Arizona State Museum'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.

Audience: All
Audience size: Very Large (501+)
Price: Free with Cat Card


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Campus: Main Campus


Arizona State Museum Just inside the Main Gate at Park Ave and University Blvd
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Arizona US

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Darlene Lizarraga Arizona State Museum

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Darlene Lizarraga