This annual exhibition was established in 1979 to encourage creativity among Native youth, and to help them recognize that the future preservation and evolution of Native culture lies with them. This year, entries focus on COVID-19 and how young people used art as a way of healing and processing their feelings about the effects the pandemic had on them, their families, and their communities. Free for members, or with museum admission.
This month we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a look at a variety of contemporary works of art by Pueblo, Hopi, and Navajo artists. Much of our collection of art is donated to the Center, and there are beautifully crafted treasures in many of these donations. We honor our Native American tribes here in the Southwest with an exclusive look into our art collection.