NHMU and the University of Utah are taking proactive steps to keep our community safe during the spread of coronavirus. For that reason, the 2020 Navajo Rug Sale and other Museum programming have been cancelled. Learn more. If this event is rescheduled to return at a later date, this page will be updated when those details become available.
About the Navajo Rug Sale
NHMU and Toh-Atin Gallery of Durango, Colorado, will host a sale of Navajo rugs of all sizes and design styles, handwoven by artists in the Four Corners region.
This year, the format of the Navajo Rug Sale has changed from a silent auction to strictly a sale. Every rug will be offered at a greatly discounted price and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum. The bulk of the sale amount will go directly to the artists.
Museum admission is not required to attend the Navajo Rug Sale
10 a.m.–5 p.m. — The sale will take place in the Museum's Canyon. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. — Guests are invited to bring their own rugs to the Museum for evaluation and restoration advice from Jackson Clark II, a third generation trader and owner of Toh-Atin Gallery. 2 p.m. — Walking tour of the rugs by Jackson Clark II All day — A trunk show of quality Native American jewelry will take place, offering authentic Native American jewelry at 20% off.
About H. Jackson Clark II
H. Jackson Clark II is the owner of Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango, Colorado, one of the most respected Native American art galleries in the country. Clark’s family has a long history of working with American Indian artisans.
He spent time with his father, traveling the Navajo reservation, visiting trading posts and weavers, and developed a admiration and respect for the people and their artwork. Clark’s mother was raised at a trading post and he and his sister spent much of their summers at the post.
Today, after four decades in the business, Clark is an expert on Navajo weaving and regularly gives presentations on Native American art at conferences, museum gatherings and gallery showings.