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People Will Know Our Names

Collection Spotlight

January 21, 2016 Through April 10, 2016

In the Hinchcliff Reception Hall

Curated by Lynda Teller Pete, a fifth-generation weaver from the Newcomb and Two Grey Hills areas of the Navajo Nation, this collection spotlight focuses on a ca. 1935-1940 Navajo weaving of Yei figures. As a complement to the concurrent exhibition Dancers of the Nightway: Ceremonial Imagery in Navajo Weaving, Pete shares her personal history and deep knowledge of Navajo weavings to offer her perspective on the choices that Navajo artists made in the first part of the 20th century. Although many of the weavers from this period remain unidentified, their traditions and voices live on through their textiles and through the stories of their descendants.

Curated by Lynda Teller Pete