Heard Museum exhibit of weavings tells stories

‘Picture this!’


Last updated 3/17/2013 at 2:15pm

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“Jonah and the Whale,” Sadie Begay (Navajo), 1995. Begay employs x-ray views in two instances in the story—one shows Jonah napping in the cabin cruiser and the other shows Jonah in the belly of the whale.

PHOENIX, AZ—“Picture this!” It’s a fitting name for a fascinating visual tale as well as a new Heard Museum exhibit of weavings that tell stories, Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles, which opened Saturday, February 16 and will be on display through September 2, 2013.

The exhibit’s weavings tell stories that date to when dinosaurs were on Earth, even though the oldest of those to be displayed were created in the 19th century, according to Dr. Ann Marshall, the museum’s vice president for curation and education.

Textiles by the family of Louise Y. Nez (Navajo), one of the lea...

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