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Weaving Demonstration: Anderson Black

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah, Special Exhibits Gallery

Anderson Black is the youngest of basket-weaving matriarch Mary Holiday Black’s eleven children.  Navajo artist Mary Black is considered the matriarch of the Navajo basket revolution.  Mary's work, along with that of several of her family members, is featured in the Weaving a Revolution exhibition.  

Anderson learned to weave from his mother and sisters.  Anderson moved to Salt Lake City to work, but has recently taken leave to focus on his weaving.  He gathers sumac for his baskets locally, so his baskets “come from your Valley” he says with a smile. Anderson finds weaving a contemplative process which allows him time to reflect on Navajo sacred stories. 

Other Weekend Activities Include: 

Dancing a Revolution: March 9, 2:00 pm
A participatory dance performance inspired by themes in the exhibition and created with dancers from the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance. More about this Event

Basket Conversations:  Have a question? Trained gallery interpreters will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit and share the story of the Navajo basket revolution.


Included in Museum Admission