Navajo Exhibit - 2009 - 2010
I served as guest curator for a Navajo textile exhibit at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History in Boulder – my alma mater. The project relates to my textile interests in the Southwest where I lived and worked at the time.
Over 100 textiles were chosen for the exhibition, which featured three rotations of 30 textiles, each focusing on three different themes: Diamonds, Dreams, Landscapes.
In this exhibit you can experience the art and creativity of Navajo weavers. We do not always know who made them, but each textile was woven with amazing designs and colors that reflect the life and culture of each weaver. The late Joe Ben Wheat, long-time curator of anthropology at the Museum, built a collection that all can explore in their own unique way. I bring to this exhibit my passion for textiles, my enthusiasm for creative collaboration, and my joy for teaching to offer a closer look at this collection that holds a history in thread for all of us to enjoy.