Tradition, Innovation, and Inspirations of a Contemporary Navajo Weaver

Posted By Web Manager on May 12, 2014

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THE 10TH ANNUAL CAROL WALTER SINTON PROGRAM FOR CRAFT ART:

Tradition, Innovation, and Inspirations of a Contemporary Navajo Weaver

A lecture by D. Y. Begay

Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 10AM, Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.

 

The Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is proud to present, The 10th Annual Carol Walter Sinton Program for Craft Art: Tradition, Innovation, and Inspirations of a Contemporary Navajo Weaver, a lecture by D.Y. Begay, Navajo weaver.

D. Y. Begay is a member of the Navajo Nation, born and raised on the Navajo reservation in the community of Tselani. She was born to the Totsoni’ (Big Water) Clan and the Tachinii’ (Red Running into Earth) Clan people. Her early schooling was at the boarding schools on the Navajo reservation, Saint Michael High School, and later at Arizona State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts and art education. Begay’s tapestries have been collected by major museums and published internationally, and have been collected by both private and major museums in North America and in Europe. Begay’s many credits include co-curating exhibits in Athens, Ohio (Kennedy Museum of Art); New York (National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institute); and in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian).