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Navajo artist Mary Black is considered the matriarch of the Navajo basket revolution. Mary's work, along with that of several of her family members, is featured in the Weaving a Revolution exhibition.
Mary's son, Anderson Black, will demonstrate basket weaving at the Museum during the Martin Luther King weekend.
Saturday, January 19 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, January 21 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Other Weekend Activities Include:
Premiere performance of "Dancing a Revolution" -- a participatory dance performance inspired by themes in the exhibition and created with dancers from the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance. More about this Event
Community Baskets - Try your had at coiling, the ancient technique used by Navajo weavers to create baskets. Contribute to a community art piece featuring several baskets in process made from user-friendly materials. Watch the baskets grow and change over time.
Designing in a Spiral – What does it take to design a basket? Discover the challenges of designing in a spiral as you create your own basket pattern using colored pencils and a special basket template.
Basket Conversations – Have a question? Trained gallery interpreters will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit and share the story of the Navajo basket revolution.
Included in Museum Admission
The Natural History Museum of Utah gratefully acknowledges Zions Bank as the presenting partner of the Weaving a Revolution exhibition. Additional support provided by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Park Fund.