Teen Workshop

Contemporary Navajo Reflections in Weaving
Saturday, February 9, 1 – 4 pm
Intended for teens 14 to 18
Free, but registration required

During this workshop with fourth generation Navajo weaver, Melissa S. Cody, participants will explore the connections of contemporary Navajo textiles through an historical overview of the “Long Walk” (1864 displacement of the Navajo people) and Germantown Revival style of Navajo weaving. Students will have the opportunity to experience the process of preparing wool for weaving and working on a community loom. To register, email teens@slam.org

Programs supported in part by a gift from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Youth Classes

Wee Wednesdays + Wee Weekends
Third Wednesday of each Month and select Saturdays
December 1 and 19: Our Community
January 5 and 16: Materials
10:30-11:30 am

Free; pre-registration is required.

Learn, play, explore, and grow at the Museum’s program for our youngest visitors. Join us for an adventure as we discover new ways of interacting with art and each other. With time for play, storytelling, museum walks, and art making, Wee Wednesdays and Wee Weekends provides a fun and active way to explore the Museum together. Recommended for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Registration is open for the following dates:
December 19: Our Community
January 5: Materials
January 16: Materials

For December 19 class, registration opens November 22.
For January 5 class, registration opens December 2.
For January 16 class, registration opens December 20.

Gallery Talks

Thursday, December 20, 11 am
Friday, December 21, 6 pm

The Search for the Primitive: German Expressionism 1900-1914
Samuel Harned, former chair of the history department, Clayton High School


The Continuation of Artistic Exchange: Navajo Textiles in the 21st Century
Friday, February 8, 7 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Free tickets required

Melissa S. Cody, artist

From the 19th to the 21st century, from trading posts to fine art museums and galleries, the masterworks of Navajo weaving have transcended time and space. Fourth Generation Navajo weaver, Melissa S. Cody will address how the Navajo weavings of today are much like those from the past in the ways they mirror the social and economic history of the Navajo people. Through sharing her own art practice, Cody will discuss how Navajo weaving has continued to evolve through exploration and experimentation with “lazy-line” patterns, color, and design, thereby creating new works that have surpassed the definition of "decorative arts."

Programs supported in part by a gift from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets are subject to availability. Tickets may be purchased or reserved in person at the Museum's Information Centers or through MetroTix at metrotix.com or 314.534.1111. All tickets purchased or reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the service charge is waived for tickets purchased at the Museum.