Breakfast with the Curators
August 24, 2012 8:30 am through 10:00 am
2012 MIAC Breakfast with the Curators: Breakfast with Joyce Begay-Foss, Co-curator and MIAC Director of Education and well-known weaver, followed by a talk about the newest exhibit with a very special viewing of additional pieces not included in the exhibit.
Breakfast with the Curators, a series of lectures and artists presentations, will be held over three weeks in August at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill. This popular program provides an opportunity to meet and learn about Native American Artists and arts through talks, tours of our exhibits, or behind the scenes with MIAC curators, scholars and artists. Reservations are required for all Breakfast with the Curators presentations and seating is limited.
Joyce Begay-Foss is an award-winning weaver and Director of Education for the New Mexico Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. An accomplished Navajo weaver for over 25 years, Begay-Foss has won numerous awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show, and the San Felipe Arts and Crafts Show. Begay-Foss began weaving when she was in her 20s. The touch, the sound and the movement of batten on wool connects her to the sheep, to the land and to her tradition. The Dine venerate their weavers. “I think there’s like a calmness to it for me,” she says. “When I weave, it’s like I go to another place". She draws on this expertise as a writer, instructor, and lecturer on traditional Native textiles and dying techniques.She is also a contributing author on weaving techniques, including “Spider Woman’s Gift: Nineteenth Century Dine Textiles”. She has been involved in addressing issues and concerns of intellectual and cultural property rights of the Southwestern Tribes, especially with Diné (Navajo) weavers.
Program begins at 8:30 am and runs to 10:00 am. We start with with Breakfast at the New Museum Hill Café, followed by programs at the Museum. *Cost is $35 per person, or $30 per person for MNMF members ( MNMF members attend all four breakfasts for $100). Museum admission included. Please call the MIAC shop for tickets at 505-982-5057 or purchase in person in advance at the shop.
Call 476-1271 for more information. (All topics subject to change, please call to confirm)