Monday, March 24, 2014

Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork

The Autry in Griffith Park: Norman F. Sprague, Jr. Gallery

March 15, 2014–April 26, 2015
Art and spirituality converge with trade and commerce in Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork, a groundbreaking exhibition opening March 15, 2014. Through 250 unique objects and personal stories, the exhibition is the first of its kind to explore how beaded floral designs became a remarkable art form as well as a means of economic and cultural survival for the Native North American people. 
Floral Journey presents moccasins, bags, dresses, hats, jackets, and other exquisitely beaded and quilled items selected from multiple private collections and fifteen cultural institutions, including the Autry's Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection. Many of the objects will be displayed to the public for the first time.
To find out more about this exciting new exhibit, click HERE