April 15, 2014

Open on Saturday,
April 19, 2014

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closed for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.
Public Transportation
Farragut 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 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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We Welcome Spring!

The time has flown by and here we are at the height of springtime with the cherry blossoms in full bloom!  Daffodils and tulips are adding their spark of color to all the greenery that is filling in, the days appear to be longer, and just about everyone seems to be outside enjoying the weather and the changing of the seasons. We send all of you our best wishes for a beautiful spring!


We've been quite busy this spring with our own burst of activities -- many of which have been behind the scenes! We've been working on building our team at the Shop, getting re-settled and focused after a busy Anniversary Year, learning a brand new upgraded register and merchandise software system and working on artist outreach priorities for the year. We are very excited about the learning and training that comes with our jobs and thank all of you for your input and sharing as well. We've also been receiving new arts in the Shop and... we are VERY excited to let you know the Interior Museum has re-opened with a very exciting exhibit! (More details below)



We've had new arrivals from some of your favorites, as well as work from artists new to the Shop. If you are interested in any of the following artists' works and can't make it into the Shop in person, please let us know and we will be happy to send images. Also, stay tuned to our online store  and our Like us on Facebook  as we add new items!


Jane Osti (Cherokee) - Inspired and mentored by the late Anna B. Mitchell, Jane Osti has become recognized for her exceptional traditionally-stamped and incised pottery, which preserves the arts and heritage of 3000-year-old traditions of the original woodlands peoples. We recently posted her selection on our Facebook page.  


Michael Na Na Ping Garcia (Pascua Yaqui) - Michael has sent a beautiful selection of new work including his 'signature dragonfly' jewelry and a beautiful matching bolo tie and belt buckle set in natural turquoise from the Morenci mine located in Arizona.


Chrystine Davison (Blackfeet) - Chrystine creates traditional trade cloth dolls with beaded accessories and also miniature cradleboards that hold small babies, wonderful gifts for any doll collector or parent. Art runs in the family, as Chrystine follows her father, Darrell Lee Norman (Blackfeet), in creating work that reflects traditional culture and heritage. 



Charlene and Frank Reano (San Felipe and Santo Domingo) - Charlene has been experimenting with newer colors, bringing innovative mosaic suites of spring and summer shades that are fit for the high fashion runway! These color combinations include stone and shell in pinks, purples and whites, and reds, blues and tan - each accented with hints of turquoise in soft hues of greens and blues. This ancient, time-consuming art of mosaic inlay has been presented in jewelry that is as modern as tomorrow and the very epitome of high fashion. Come see the full selection or email for images. Visit the online store to see some examples of their work. 



Vernon Begaye (Navajo) - Vernon Begaye is always creating - with new and innovative designs, high grade stones and quality silverwork, and it's been an honor to have his latest creations in the Shop. Influenced by his studies in mechanical drawing and by the abstract paintings of Paul Klee, Vernon Begaye brings a whole new dimension to Navajo jewelry. To see examples of Vernon's works, visit the online store.



Harold and Colline Brummett (Seminole and Choctaw) - Harold Brummett has taken his welding and metal skills and devoted them to the arts, working as a team with his wife Colline to create wall art made of lightweight steel in cutout designs of prayer feathers, turtles, wolves and bears among other traditional motifs.


Anch3MARK YOUR CALENDARS - MAY 8 and 9, 2014

Join us in welcoming Artie Yellowhorse for our spring Trunk Jewelry Show on May 8 and 9, just in time for Mother's Day or a special graduation gift!  Of course, it's always a great time to add a piece to your own collection of this timeless, classic jewelry. We look forward to seeing you! 


Meet Artie Yellowhorse and see her full collection Thursday, May 8 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, May 9 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and see current works on our online store.

The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each monthWe hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Have a wonderful spring season and thank you for your continued support of the arts!



POSTERity: WPA's Art Legacy and America's Public Lands
  On view April 8, 2014 - Spring 2015
Museum hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

From 1938 to 1941, the National Park Service employed artists via the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to produce silk screened promotional posters for national park sites. The U.S. Department of the Interior Museum has united for the first time six WPA originals and a full complement of the contemporary designs by Doug Leen which follow the tradition of the WPA poster project, for this visually stunning retrospective. Featured are nearly 50 classic posters associated with 36 national parks, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Interior Museum. 

Wildlife Responds to Climate Change  Wednesday, April 16, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.; Rachel Carson Room
*Presented in collaboration with the US Geological Survey

Using the American pika (Ochotona princeps) as a model, scientists are illustrating the nuanced ways by which climate changes are already affecting wildlife and some of the most protected, but least understood ecosystems in the western United States. U.S. Geological Survey Research Ecologist Dr. Erik Beever will discuss the collaborative effort that has collected data on wildlife and microclimate across western mountains for 21 years.




WebEx address
Teleconference: 703-648-4848, 63034# 

Lunchtime Lecture with Interior Museum Curator Tracy Baetz and Screen Printing Workshop  
Wednesday, May 7
12:15 p.m. -  1:15 p.m.
Rachel Carson Room RSVP required, 202-208-4743 or Diana_Ziegler@ios.doi.gov

Special Assistance-
For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of programs. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.



Discover the 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. and by appointment for groups over six. Reservations required by calling 202.208.4743.


Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program.  Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.


The Interior Museum - For more information.
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