Eiteljorg Musuem Blog

Historians, artists, an outdoorsman and others help bring The Grand Canyon to life

by Alisa Nordholt-Dean, public programs manager | Mar 19, 2016
Whether you’re an art aficionado, history buff or a geology enthusiast, The Grand Canyon programming offers something for the entire family.

Always wanted to be a Park Ranger? Pick up a Junior Ranger guide and earn your honorary ranger pin. Take a selfie in the photo op area; watch a film and share your own Canyon stories. On weekends, meet an Eiteljorg Ranger and hear tales of the canyon, ask questions and be inspired.

Visit on opening day or the second Saturday of each month (March 26, April 9, May 14, June 11 and July 9) and enjoy exciting guest speakers and performers along with more ways to experience The Grand Canyon. Question a curator; create rock art; design a postcard; watch an artist at work; build a coiled clay pot; join a photography walk; learn about Canyon geology through art and so much more.

Curt Walters painting  Moran Pt, Grand Canyon 6-2-2010
Curt Walters painting Moran Point, Grand Canyon, in 2010. Photo by Tom Alexander Photography.

Interested in art? On March 26, renowned impressionist landscape artist Curt Walters will talk about running the river, how the Canyon inspires his work, and his passion for conservation. Distinguished landscape painter and teacher Peter Nisbet will talk about his work and love of the Canyon on May 14 and lead a workshop for local artists on May 12 and 13.  

Interested in people? On April 9, Hopi artist and musician Ed Kabotie will share the history of the Canyon from a Tewa/Hopi perspective, and author Stephen Hirst will discuss issues currently facing the Havasupai who live in the Canyon.

Dave Edwards Rowing on the Colorado
Dave Edwards rowing on the Colorado River.

Interested in photography and adventure? Outdoorsman, photographer and Grand Canyon river runner extraordinaire, Dave Edwards, will share stories of running the Colorado River through the Canyon on June 11.

Interested in history? On July 9, Linda Kuester will share the story of her mother, Ruby Jo Cromer, an Indiana farm girl who became a Harvey Girl in Arizona in the 1940s.

Click here for a detailed program listing.

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