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Blog Archive: ethnography

[image] Remembering a Revolutionary Artist

Remembering a Revolutionary Artist

Many are grieving the passing of Mary Holiday Black, a basket weaver of the Navajo Nation. Mary learned to weave ceremonial Navajo baskets at an early age and went on to revolutionize the art form with her work.
[image] Angkor: A Living Window into the Past

Angkor: A Living Window into the Past

Angkor is a vast complex of temples and other archaeological structures rising out of the jungle in northern Cambodia. It covers an astonishing 400 square kilometers, or 154 square miles. To put this in perspective, this is an area equivalent to the entire eastern half of Salt Lake City from 600 North to I-215 in the south. This massive site was the home to arguably Southeast Asia’s greatest civilization, the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th centuries.
[image] New Native Voices Enrich the Collections

New Native Voices Enrich the Collections

From the first plans of our museum’s space, especially the Native Voices exhibit on the top floor, we have worked to include more than just objects from Native cultures in our region. Their perspectives, history, and actual voices are an important way to more fully present their culture to the wide museum audience.