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Glen Canyon Lecture: “From Blanket to Rug to Fine Art”

November 10
11:52 2014

Navajo BlanketThe Glen Canyon History Association presents “From Blanket to Rug to Fine Art” Monday, November 10, 2014, at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. The lecture is at 7:00 pm MST, and doors open at 6:40 PM.

Dr. Jennifer McLerran will focus on privately funded and government-sponsored vegetal dye–revival projects of the 1930s and 1940s and the transition from a tourist to a fine art market in Navajo weaving.

Dr. McLerran is an Associate Professor of art history at Northern Arizona University where she teaches Native American art history and museum studies. She has a Ph.D. in Native American art from the University of Washington. Recent publications include A New Deal for Native Art: Indian Arts and Federal Policy 1933—1943 (University of Arizona Press, 2009), A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World (A:shiwi A:wan Heritage Center and Museum, Zuni, NM and Museum of Northern Arizona, 2011) co-authored with Jim Enote), and Weaving Is Life: Navajo Weavings from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection (University of Washington Press, 2007). She has also authored articles on Native American art and culture for American Indian Art and American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Admission to the Glen Canyon Lecture Series is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library and is provided as a service to the community and the visitors to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Glen Canyon Dam/Lake Powell.

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