Interwoven: Native American Basketry

Interwoven: Native American Basketry
from the Mel and Joan Perelman Collection

Apr. 14, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018

A stunning collection of 147 baskets, cradles and bags was recently donated by Joan and Mel Perelman, long-time and generous supporters of the Eiteljorg Museum. A selection of this collection will be featured in our new exhibit showcasing the works of some of the most admired Native American basketry artists. This invaluable collection originates from Native communities throughout North America with a focus on the Southwest and Far West regions. Varying in size, material and design, these intricate baskets are symbolic of the resiliency of Native peoples, especially women, who created them and continue to pass down knowledge to new generations in order to continue this important cultural art form.

To honor Mel and Joan Perelman for their support of Native fine arts and the museum, the Eiteljorg will host a special gala celebration Thursday, June 21. If you would like to join us in recognizing the Perelman’s generosity, please contact Mary Whistler at 317.275.1316 or for information about reservations.

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