JULY 4TH PROMOTION!
Make the Mayborn part of your Independence Day celebration. Visitors
wearing red, white and blue get in free plus receive a 10% discount
in the museum store!
Come early – the first 200 people through the door will also
receive a free gift.
||Wrapped in Tradition:The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade Blankets features 80 magnificent trade
blankets hand picked by renowned studio glass artist Dale Chihuly
from his personal collection. These blankets are machine produced
and made for the European settler-American Indian trade. The
exhibition also features 15 glass Blanket Cylinders by Chihuly
who was inspired by the beautiful colors and designs of the
blankets. When planning your summer schedule, make note, this
astounding traveling exhibit will only be on display through
August 18 in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Week Anding Traveling
Exhibit Gallery at the museum.
|See our newest exhibit, From Sea to Shining Sea: 200 Years of America's Coast Survey,
courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
Service and NOAA. The Mayborn is pleased to offer you this special
poster exhibit that explores the Coast Survey's history, accomplishments,
and scientific contributions. Richly illustrated with photos,
charts, and artwork held in the Survey's archives, this colorful
20-poster set will be on display until August 21 in the upper
Summer Lecture Series
As a complement to our traveling exhibit, Wrapped
in Tradition: The Chihuly Collection of American Indian Trade
Blankets, the Mayborn Museum Complex presents an educational
and fascinating lecture series featuring renowned experts
on American Indian culture and trade blankets. All lectures
will take place in the lecture hall at the museum. Tickets
are $15 for each lecture; museum members pay $10 for each.
Lowery Begay, a nationally renowned Navajo
dance performer and musician, presents “Everything
You Always Wanted to Know about American Indians But Were
Afraid to Ask” on Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 am. Begay
will address stereotypes versus reality regarding American
Indians. This educational lecture will be followed by a
Q&A session where Begay will greet visitors one on one
and personally answer questions. For tickets, please call
Frankie at 254-710-1202 by July 25 at 5 pm. Click here for more information.
Charles Lohrmann, co-author of “The
Language of the Robe: American Indian Trade Blankets”
and “Chihuly's Pendletons” presents a lecture
entitled “American Indian Trade Blankets” on
Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Lohrmann is an
expert on trade blankets and helped Dale Chihuly organize
his own personal collection. Friday’s lecture is at
2 pm, followed by a Q&A session where he will greet
visitors one on one and personally answer questions. His
second lecture on Saturday takes place at 10:30 am, followed
by a Q&A session and book signing. For tickets, please
call Frankie at 254-710-1202 by July 31 at 5 pm. Click here for more information.
Summer Movie Series
We are also presenting a summer film series featuring fascinating
documentaries on American Indian history and culture. All
showings begin at 2 pm in the SBC Theater. There is no additional
charge to attend the movie screenings. Please be aware that
the SBC Theater has limited seating, so arrive early!
Saturday, July 8: “A Blackfeet Encounter”
This film explores the rich history and culture of the Blackfeet
tribe of Montana from their first contact with the Lewis
and Clark Expedition to their current struggles and triumphs.
Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 14: “Gallery: The National
Museum of the American Indian”
This documentary charts the unveiling and dedication of
the first Smithsonian museum dedicated exclusively to American
Indians. The museum’s architects discuss the conception
and design of the building and American Indians share their
thoughts on the importance of the museum. Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 21: “Sacred Buffalo People”
This film uses history, dance, and folklore to explore the
important relationship between the buffalo and the tribes
of the Northern Plains. It tells how buffalo were critical
to the American Indian way of life and shares the story
of how one tribe has worked to return the once endangered
species to the Plains. Click here for more information.
Click here to see the entire summer
movie line up.
OTHER JULY ACTIVITIES
Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 15: Storytelling
and Flute Performances by Liz McDaniel
Liz McDaniel, a member of the Bluebonnet Scops Storytelling
Guild, will dress in period clothing and tell stories about
American Indians. She will also perform original music on
her flute. Come see her at 2 pm in the Texas Lifeways Room.
Admission to the show is included with your entry fee.
Saturday, July 7: "The Goat in the Chili Patch"
Join Rick Strot and the Mayborn Puppeteers as they present
two performances of "The Goat in the Chili Patch”
in the SBC Theater. The first performance begins at 11 am
and the second performance begins at 1 pm. Admission to
the show is included with your entry fee.
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29: Performances
by Lowery Begay & Dallin Maybee
Join award-winning American Indian performers Lowery Begay
and Dallin Maybee in the Rotunda at 1:15 pm and 4 pm for
traditional dances and enjoy their storytelling skills in
the Traveling Exhibit Hall at 2:30 pm. Admission to these
activities is included with your entry fee.
Click here to see a complete list
of our exciting summer events.
|People of all generations
enjoyed making glass art objects at the Mayborn in June. Diana
Chase gave a presentation and led a class.
||Piers Bateman was just one
of the many folks who enjoy Joanna Sikes' fascinating lecture
and slide show about Dale Chihuly and some of his installations.
|The museum store has a large selection of
products which complement our Wrapped in Tradition
summer traveling exhibit. These items are available for a limited
time, so take this opportunity to purchase exclusive and colorful
collectibles inspired by America's history. Museum members save
10% on all purchases!
||This month, we spotlight our
unique Navajo Weaver Dolls. This doll is an actual working loom
and accurately depicts the way Navajo rugs have been woven for
generations. By the creation of this piece of art, not only
has the craftsman made an item of beauty and education, but
they have also shared with us a bit of Navajo culture and history.
The store has a selection of Weaver Dolls and they range in
price from $16 - $45.
Limited openings are still available for camps during the weeks
of July 9 and July 16. Register now before they close! Email Lanna Palmer or call her at 254-710-7526. Visit
our website for more information.
Celebrate your child's birthday with a party that is as unique
as they are at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Email Carol Nowlin or call her at 254-710-1128. Visit
our website for details.
A Mayborn Membership is your passport to a year jam packed with
ever changing fun-filled discoveries and knowledge!
Email Sherri Jurls or call her at 254-710-1108. Visit
our website to purchase online.
This month’s big winner is Ms. Tanya Miller! Her feedback
card was drawn from all of the visitor feedback cards we received
during the month of July. Your feedback helps us deliver an extraordinary
experience each time you visit. We appreciate all of your comments
and the time you took to fill out our 30-second survey. Good luck
to each of you next month!
Do you have a teen interested in volunteering at the Mayborn this
summer? Click here to fill out an application and
get information about training sessions. Volunteers must currently
be in high school or must be entering high school by Fall 2007.
Download our new podcast onto your mp3 player,
bring it to the museum, and enjoy a self-led tour through our Wrapped
in Tradition exhibit!
Share Your Pictures
Share your photos of the Mayborn and see great pics that other
visitors have taken. Check out our Flickr group page and post pictures of your
family, children, and friends enjoying the museum!
one of our new desktop wallpapers featuring an American Indian trade