Unidentified Diné/Navajo artist, Chief’s Phase 2 blanket, before 1911. Purchased by Uriah S. Hollister, 1911. Wool, tapestry weave. Courtesy of the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, 50.1/ 4425.

Explore the Shaped by the Loom exhibition with the curator! These tours are not comprehensive studies of the exhibitions; rather they offer an opportunity to experience various ways of studying objects alongside BGC curators and scholars. Tours last 40 minutes and focus on a curated selection of objects. You are invited to stay and explore the rest of the exhibition at your own pace after the tour ends.

Stop by for a studio visit before your tour. Many of the objects in the exhibition feature vivid colors made with natural dyes. See ethnobotanist Arnold Clifford making these dyes by using plants from the Navajo Nation. The Studio is on the 4th floor of the Gallery, open March 4, 2-4pm.

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