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Years of Native American Art Comes to DeYoung

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An exhibition on Native American Art is coming to San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum this Saturday.

Titled Lines on the Horizon, it consist of Native American Art from the collection of the Thomas W. Weisel Family. The featured works spans for more than 1,000 years or artistic creativity, and focuses on the indigenous arts of the American Southwest. Some of the works featured in this exhibition include 11th-century Mimbres ceramics, classic Navajo weavings from the mid to late 19th century, and 20th century works by artists such as the ceramicist Nampeyo of Hano Pueblo. Also to be shown are singular pieces from the Northwest Coast, as well as the first ever Plains ledger drawings to enter DeYoung’s permanent collection.

Carefully chosen over a 30-year period of collecting, the works are a reflection of emerging sense through close visual and technical analysis, and carries a possibility of identifying the styles of specific individuals who created the works, despite never knowing their names. Lines on the Horizon will include four related events, including a member’s preview on May 2nd at 1pm, and a guest lecturer Tony Berlant on May 1st at 1pm, who will talk about the Thomas Weisel Family Collection. The exhibition is on view until January 4, 2015. Log on to deyoung.famsf.org for more information.

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