Oct. 18, 2012
-- Pueblo Grande Museum’s Native American Art Week will start off with a Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Lecture on Wednesday October 31, at 7:30 pm, by Bruce Burnham who will provide an overview of Navajo weaving. The Native American Art Week continues with the featured 7th Annual Navajo Rug and Art Auction event hosted by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary, held on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3. The Art Auction will be conducted on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 pm, with a preview at 5:00 pm, and the Navajo Rug Auction will be held on Saturday, November 3 at 12:00 pm, with a preview at 10:00 am. Both auctions will be conducted by Bruce Burnham, owner of Burnham Trading Company in Sanders, Arizona, and tader Hank Blair. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary to help support preservation efforts, education programs, exhibits, and artifact collections at the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park.
The Burnham family has been trading with the native people of the Four Corners area for five generations. Over the years, the Burnham’s have gained recognition for their dedication to the Navajo People and their art. They are noted for their encouragement of innovation and quality in Navajo textiles. Bruce and Virginia Burnham have been trading rugs for more than 30 years and in that time they have helped to develop several distinct rug styles including the New Lands Raised outline, Burntwater, Germantown Revival and Spider Rock.
Don’t miss a single event! Join us whether you plan to bid or not. These events are a wonderful opportunity to see the various types of Native art and Navajo rugs that are being produced as well as giving you an opportunity to learn about how to collect Native art. On Saturday, November 3, 2012 the museum will be open for those who would like to visit, and frybread will also be available for purchase.
This event is sponsored by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary, a non-profit group that supports the museum. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Auxiliary. For more information visit our website at http://www.pueblogrande.com
or call us at 602-495-0901.