Two gallery views of large, woven Navajo textiles from the exhibition Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles.


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Color Riot! Textile Tour: Curatorial Perspectives

11:00 am
12:00 pm

Virtual Talk and Tour with The Textile Museum

If you missed Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles at MAM, join this special virtual talk and tour in collaboration with The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

As part of their Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings series, Velma Kee Craig—a weaver and one of the three Diné curators of the original exhibition—will speak about the stunning weavings selected and the exhibition's themes. Larissa Nez, a contributing curator for MAM’s installation, will share additional community and artistic perspectives on weaving. The tour will be moderated by Laura J. Allen, MAM Curator of Native American Art.

Color Riot! was organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

This event will take place on Zoom. Register online 

Velma Kee Craig (Diné) is Naasht’eezhi Tabaha (Zuni Edgewater) and born for Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water). Her maternal and paternal grandfathers are Tl’izilani (Many Goats) and Kinya’aanii (Towering House). Velma is Assistant Curator at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Additionally, she is a textile artist, writer, and teacher. Velma’s weavings have been shown as part of several exhibitions, including Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles.

Larissa Nez (Diné) is of the Mud People and born for the Mountain Cove People. Her maternal grandfather is of the Red Running Into the Water People and her paternal grandfather is of the Big Water People. She was born and raised on the Navajo Nation, in a small community in northern Arizona. Larissa is currently a second-year Master of Arts student in Public Humanities at Brown University. Her research explores the intersections between Indigenous Studies, Black Studies, and critical theory. 

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