(Photograph courtesy of the Powell Museum Archives.)
Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents “From Blanket to Rug to Fine Art” By Dr. Jennifer McLerran
Monday November 10 | 7:00 p.m. Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam, Hwy 89
Dr. Jennifer McLerran will focus on privately funded and government-sponsored vegetal dye–revival projects of the 1930s and 1940s and the transition from a tourist to a fine art market in Navajo weaving.
Dr. McLerran is an Associate Professor of art history at Northern Arizona University where she teaches Native American art history and museum studies. She has a Ph.D. in Native American art from the University of Washington. Recent publications include A New Deal for Native Art: Indian Arts and Federal Policy 1933—1943 (University of Arizona Press, 2009), A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne: The Zuni World (A:shiwi A:wan Heritage Center and Museum, Zuni, NM and Museum of Northern Arizona, 2011) co-authored with Jim Enote), and Weaving Is Life: Navajo Weavings from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection (University of Washington Press, 2007). She has also authored articles on Native American art and culture for American Indian Art and American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by the Page Public Library, Powell Museum, and Glen Canyon Natural History Association.