Beads: A Universe of Meaning traces the history of imported glass beads as a medium of exchange, artistic expression, and identity for indigenous peoples throughout North America. It features garments, articles of adornment, and works of art dating from circa 1850 to the present, and examines the ways in which makers of beadwork have simultaneously sustained tradition, engaged with popular culture, and developed a uniquely native art form. Members’ Opening March 13, 2017, 5-7 p.m.; Public Opening March 14, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with free admission & special activities. See website for details. Works by Jackie Larson Bread will be available for purchase in the Case Trading Post for both the Members’ Opening and the Public Opening.
Beads: A Universe of Meaning
- 704 Camino Lejo
- Santa Fe, NM 87505
- The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
- $8 General Admission; Free Public Opening Day May 14, 2017
- Recurring daily