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Changing Exhibits

Children of the Hisatsinom: The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi

March 17, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Coiled basketry

Since ancient times the Hopi people, or Hopituh Shi-nu-mu (the peaceful people) have lived in the Southwest, maintaining their sacred covenant with Maasaw, the keeper of the earth, living as peaceful farmers who are respectful of the land and its resources.  Descendants the Ancestral Pueblo peoples, the Hopi continue to live following many of the old traditions that have been passed down for generations.  The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase the many arts that the Hopi use to communicate elements of their culture and traditions to a wider audience.  From basketry to pottery to the carving of beautiful katsina dolls, the Hopi continue to express their deep, rich history through the creative works of their artisans.