A Shiprock Santa Fe online exhibition in celebration of Georgia O'Keeffe Museum exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land
May 17 - September 11, 2013
Currently showing at the O'Keeffe Museum, this beautiful exhibition tells the little-known story of how the New Mexico landscape, and O'Keeffe's introduction to Hispanic and Indigenous art and architecture, inspired a significant shift in her painting. In addition to O'Keeffe's iconic landscapes, it includes newly discovered paintings, and the work of Hopi artists Ramona Sakiestewa and Dan Namingha.
Navajo Silversmiths adapted the naja from the Spanish who brought the Moorish design to the New World in the 1600's. The naja is often featured on Navajo squash blossom necklaces and is a ubiquitous symbol associated with Southwest jewelry design. The meaning behind the naja transcends history for the Navajo and Pueblo artisans and has become a symbol of their celebrations, ceremonies and culture.
Shiprock Santa Fe has a variety offerings from the collectible museum quality to affordable fashion design.