NOVEMBER 30, 2011

“All That Glitters: American Indian Gold Jewelry”

New exhibit opens December 10 at Heard Museum North

heard museumThis dazzling exhibit chronicles the development of American Indian gold jewelry from the 1960s to the present, featuring stunning items from the Heard Museum's permanent collection. At the approach of the 21st century, young American Indian jewelers developed skills and their individual design perspectives by attending universities known for their art departments. Over the years, jewelers began to use different metals, such as steel and new techniques to achieve diverse forms and designs. Each artist brings his or her personal aesthetic and experiences to the work resulting in an exhibit that is a must-see for any jewelry lover. Works by Charles Loloma (Hopi), Harvey Begay (Navajo), Charles Supplee (Hopi/French) and the collaborative work of Yazzie Johnson (Navajo) and Gail Bird (Santo Domingo/Laguna) will be on display. Other well-known contemporary jewelers included in the exhibit are Denise Wallace (Aleut), Victor Beck (Navajo), Shawn Bluejacket (Shawnee), Larry Golsh (Pala Mission), Edison Cummings (Navajo), Elizabeth Wallace (Navajo/Maidu/Washoe), Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa) and Maria Samora (Taos).

Heard Museum North Scottsdale is located at The Summit at Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Road. Call 480.488.9817.