2014 Sedona Lecture Series
Great Collections: The Art of the Hopi and an Englishman

Presented by The Muses and the Museum of Northern Arizona

The Muses’ Lecture Series is an annual fundraising and educational program presented for the benefit of the Museum of Northern Arizona by the MNA Sedona Muses.

All lectures are at 7 p.m. at the Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road in Sedona.

One Thousand years of Hopi pottery: MNA’s Collection Hopi/Tewa Pottery
Presented by Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Ph.D., MNA Curator of Anthropology – January 13
The inspired designs of contemporary Hopi/Tewa pottery can be traced back to the ancestral Puebloan artists of northern Arizona and New Mexico who lived in this region over a millennium ago. Kelley Hays-Gilpin will discuss native interpretations and transitions in design from the ancient to the contemporary.

Inspiration and Implementation: MNA’s Early Hopi Overlay Jewelry Collection
Presented by Ed Kabotie, Hopi Artist and Robert Breunig, MNA President and CEO– February 10
Robert Breunig and Tewa/Hopi artist Ed Kabotie will describe the origins of Hopi overlay jewelry, from its beginnings as a concept at MNA to its full development at the Hopi Arts and Crafts Guild following World War II. They will discuss MNA’s role the origins and emergence of the overlay technique.

The Evolution of Hopi Kachina Carvings: Selections from the MNA Collection
Presented by Ramson Lomatewama, Hopi Artist and Joseph Day, Tsakurshovi Store – March 10
Ramson Lomatewama and Joseph Day will describe the functions and stylistic evolution of Hopi kachina dolls and sculptural carvings. They will explain how carvings are made and used in different contexts within Hopi culture and contemporary art markets.

The Artistic Heritage of Jeffrey Lungé
Presented by  Loren and Jan Haury of the Danson Family – April
Jeffrey Lungé emigrated to the Americas from England at age nine. He became enthralled with Arizona when visiting his brother-in-law, Edward B. “Ned” Danson, MNA’s second director. Danson’s daughter Jan, and husband Loren, tell the story of Lungé’s remarkable artistic journey with slides of his artwork that reveal a compelling style uniquely his own.

All events at:
Sedona United Methodist Church
110 Indian Cliffs Road, Sedona, AZ

7 p.m.

Tickets are $6 Members/$7 Nonmembers per lecture or $20 Members/$25 Nonmembers for the entire series.  Tickets are available at 6:45 p.m. at each event or in advance at the Museum of Northern Arizona 928-774-5213 or in Sedona at 928-282-9781, Bashas' in Sedona, or Weber's IGA in the Village of Oak Creek. Proceeds from the Sedona Lecture Series benefit the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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