Hopituy: Hopi Art from the Permanent Collections
Hopi life and thought personified.
"He’e-e (Ogre Woman)" by Alvin Navasie Sr. (Hopi, b. 1946). Work from the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Opens Friday, June 28
The Hopi Indians come from the southwestern U.S., but their works of art will be on display starting Friday, June 28, through Sunday, Sept. 15. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman will host the exhibition Hopituy: Hopi Art from the Permanent Collections. Katsina figures (not “dolls,” as they have been mistakenly called) are handcrafted objects representative of the deities of the Hopi culture and ceremonial dancers honoring them; and this collection shows 170 objects in woodcarving, basketry and painting relating to the deities and the katsina dancers. Different media, such as wood figures, paintings and ceramics, will be highlighted. Admission into the museum is free. Friday hours for the exhibition are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To read more about the exhibition and see the museum’s weekly hours, visit www.ou.edu/fjjma.