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View into the Collection: Blessings Expressed through Art

@ Online Saturday 10.23, 2021
12:00 am - 11:59 pm MDT

Eyahne, or “Blessings”, allow us stop and think about what holds value in our lives. Many Pueblo People greet each day with prayer. And, Pueblo artists approach their process of creating with some form of prayer expressing how grateful they are for the materials provided. Various symbols are added to art works in clay, or textiles and paintings that express these blessings. Join our Curator of Collections, Amy Johnson as she shares with you art work selected from our art collection depicting symbols of blessings, such as clouds and rain.

Join Amy Johnson, Curator of Collections, for an in-depth look at artworks and objects from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Art Collection. We will revisit a past look at our notable collection of Santo Domingo Pueblo Thunderbird jewelry. This noteworthy peek into a time in Pueblo history is well worth another look. Inevitable events in that time period and tourism made a significant impact on the Santo Domingo community and unleashed an innovative art form.

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Amy’s work with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center spans nearly 19 years, and her focus is on caring for nearly 4,000 works in our permanent collection. IPCC’s permanent collection consists of pottery, jewelry, textiles, baskets, regalia, paintings, prints, and a small collection of archaeological material. The works in our collection showcase each of the 19 Pueblos here in New Mexico with a small collection of cultural material from tribes of the Greater Southwest. The ongoing efforts to continually, and carefully preserve each piece for future generations of Pueblo artists, our guests, and researchers are paramount to the mission of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.