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Mother Earth, Father Sky: Textiles from the Navajo World
January 21–June 22, 2014
Gallery 100


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D.Y. Begay, Diné (Navajo), born 1953; The Edge, 2013; wool and natural dye; 40 1/4 x 34 3/4 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Elissa and Paul Cahn 6:2013 © D.Y. Begay 2013
Mother Earth, Father Sky: Textiles from the Navajo World presents fourteen historic and contemporary textiles that offer views into the rich tradition and major art form of the Navajo people. This installation is an opportunity to see Navajo textiles as timeless works of art and embodiments of Navajo concepts of art, beauty, divinity, landscape, and place.

Weavings on display include blankets and serapes, saddleblankets, and sandpainting textiles from the Classic Era, as well as a new acquisition for the Museum, a contemporary tapestry by noted artist D.Y. Begay. In conjunction with the exhibition, Begay will discuss her work at a lecture in the Museum's Farrell Auditorium on Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 pm.

Mother Earth, Father Sky is co-curated by Jill Ahlberg Yohe, assistant curator of Native American Art, and Zoe Perkins, textile conservator.


Mother Earth, Father Sky is co-curated by Jill Ahlberg Yohe, assistant curator of Native American Art, and Zoe Perkins, textile conservator.