Captivated

I love that Don got caught in the reflection of this painting entitled Taos by Dan Namingha. …

Our day had begun at Taos Pueblo https://taospueblo.com/ …

but the air was hazy and we were asked not to take photos of the residents without permission, so I only took one other picture …

But we did come away with some hand-crafted memory pieces, chief among them being this cottonwood drum …

After lunch, and before our ill-fated journey to the Rio Grande Gorge, we went to the Millicent Rogers Museum
http://www.millicentrogers.org/ which had a phenomenal collection, well-presented, as with this historical weaving …
as well as this weaving in progress …
Don was on the lookout for some particular artists, so we were gratified that the MRM permitted photography (I always ask). We found two by Tony Abeyta …
this one glass-fronted which reflected glare unfortunately …
We also found one by Fritz Scholder (about whom there will be more in a future post) …
Unfortunately, I neglected to snap a picture of the pottery process display that detailed Maria Martinez’s methodology, but I was quite taken with this bronze depiction of her …
Likewise, I have but one image of the many, many pieces of pottery …
We left well-sated, then headed out to meet our destiny on the rim …
Addendum:
I went to the Wimberley thrift store this morning and found three issues of American Indian Art Magazine (which Don mentioned liking when we were in Taos). It was only when I got home that I realized Maria Martinez was featured in two of the three …

7 thoughts on “Captivated

  1. Susan – the drum was something I had hoped to find before ever we got to Taos. Arizona is on our travel wish list, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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  2. Don reflected in the glass = Home is where the heart is!I'd love to visit this wonderful land someday. What a great find on the magazines! Thank you for sharing. I especially liked the basket middle on that one piece of pottery.

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