We are enjoying the warmer spring weather here in the
Nation's Capital; what a lovely time of year, as the days are getting
longer and we can enjoy the beauty around us. Soon graduations and
weddings will be upon us; if you are looking for a unique, "Made
in America" gift, check out our jewelry, pottery, fetish
carvings and so much more - you'll be sure to find the perfect gift
for the graduate or newlyweds. We hope you can stop in soon and
become immersed in the beauty of American Indian art. Of
course, if you can't be here in person, visit our Online Store!
ARTIE YELLOWHORSE DESIGNS
JEWELRY SHOW BEGINS TOMORROW, MAY 14!
spring highlight on Artie Yellowhorse Designs Jewelry begins
tomorrow... and, we have good news...the showing will be extended
through Friday, May 24 this year! Be sure to come in and see our
large selection of the latest in necklaces, pendants, earrings,
bracelets and rings. This jewelry is classic, timeless AND
contemporary and can be worn to business meetings, black tie affairs,
or with your favorite blue jeans.
Gloria Yellowhorse, along with Artie's daughters (Leilani and
Desiree), and Gloria's son (Richard), have worked all of their lives
to establish and maintain quality and beauty in their jewelry.
Proudly, Artie has developed her designs with a collaborative work
ethic - opening doors to the wondrous talents of selected Navajo and
Pueblo jewelers, providing an opportunity for them along with an
assurance that the Yellowhorse legacy will carry on. We are so proud
to have established a long relationship with this family and are
constantly amazed at their energy, high standards and creativity.
Come in to have a look and see which beautiful piece you can add to
your collection. We look forward to seeing you! If you cannot visit
in person, we can help with personal shopping; please visit our
Online Store to see selected examples of Yellowhorse work.
after our manager comes back from a buying trip is like having a
birthday party every day of the week! We have seen new jewelry,
pottery, fetishes, dolls and beadwork add new life and luster to our
cases. We are trying to get as many new pieces as possible uploaded
to our Online Store. Keep checking our "New Additions"
page to see the latest added works.
book in Gregory and Angie Schaaf's American Indian Art Series has
just arrived: American
Indian Jewelry III: M-Z: 2,100 Artist Biographies
continues to give us information on jewelers who created those
wonderful pieces we love to wear. Gregory Schaaf and his wife, Angie,
have worked together compiling the information and photographs we see
in this latest book in the series. Get your copy now.
Jewel of the Southwest is
the latest book on turquoise that has recently arrived in the shop.
This first limited edition, published by Nevada Gem, features
more than 300 color images of remarkable turquoise, including the
finest high grade, gem grade, rough nugget and fossilized specimens
from 48 individual mines in Nevada. This book describes and reviews
Bob Brucia's Nevada Gem Collection, which he has amassed over the
last two decades, as well as a brief history of Nevada turquoise
mines. Get your copy now.
REMINDER - OPEN SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month. We hope
that you will be able to join us Saturday, May 18th, from
10:00am - 4:00pm.
NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR MUSEUM
the Age of the Civil War
June 5; 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.; Rachel Carson Room
of the Interior's Creation was an attempt to handle the increasing
challenges of an expanding nation. Robert Sutton, Chief Historian of
the National Park Service will discuss the Interior's role in western
expansion, Indian Affairs, the resettlement of freedmen, and African
slave trade suppression.
art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a
"symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The
Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic
murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists
including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart
Curry. Appointments can be made by calling 202.208.4743.
NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR LIBRARY
of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources,
architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the
tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4
of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code,
U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a
look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and
the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for
anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library.
To schedule a
tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org The DOI Library
is located at the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main Interior
Building and is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday
through Friday (except federal holidays). For more information on
programs, visit http://www.doi.gov/library/programs/speaker.cfm
Indian Craft Shop
10:00am to 4:00pm
Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm,
and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Shop
is closed on federal holidays.
photo ID is needed for entrance to the building.
weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street
entrances (E Street is closer for
Access ramps are available at both entrances.During Saturday hours,
visitors must use the C Street Entrance.
West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the
closest Metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or
S1 bus to 18th and C Streets. There is metered parking on the street
and several parking lots within a few blocks.