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August 8, 2014

Congratulations to Eddie Morrison

Open on Saturday,
August 16, 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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August is here and time for summer art shows, festivals, pool time, vacations and...coming up SOON, our SUMMER SALE!

From August 11 - 22 you can enjoy Summer Savings on American Indian art with 20% off most pottery, jewelry, fetish carvings, weavings, sandpaintings, beadwork, basketry, fabric arts and more! While some items are not included, most items will be 20% off and certain items will be 40 or 50% off!


Our Summer Sale will be programmed on our online store with all items clearly marked. You also can call the Shop, 202-208-4056, to handle a deposit or purchase over the phone. While we are not able to place items on hold during the sale time, we CAN help arrange a layaway plan - simply give us a call and let us know!


We open at 8:30am EST on Monday August 11 and at this time the sale will begin and continue until Friday August 22.


Enjoy the SUMMER SALE!

Can't wait to get in for the Summer Sale!

We've had new arrivals of jewelry, Navajo weavings, folk art and more fetish carvings - it seems we can hardly keep up! The abundance makes the artists happy, us happy and you happy!


With packages arriving each week, it's always a good time to come in to the Shop. And, as always, we continue to post new items on the online store

The charm of Navajo folk art really shines through with Delbert Buck's clever take on life's activities - cowboys riding an array of animals and vehicles; sheep driving cars, including one holding a cellphone (the passenger of course!); cowboys riding fire engines, and even one in a space shuttle. We posted the Space Shuttle on Facebook (received just in time to mark the 45th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing in July) and one of our patrons commented "Ground Control to Major Delbert" - it was perfect! Thank you, Delbert, and thank you to our Facebook patrons/friends for bringing a smile or two during the day!




Learn more about the livelihood of Navajo Folk Art and the charm it has for just about everyone.



We are so excited for Eddie Morrison, who has recently won the nomination for the Cherokee National Treasure Award. The award will be presented in September 2014 during the State of the Nation Ceremony during the Cherokee National Holiday. Eddie Morrison has dedicated his lifetime to art and has represented the Cherokee Nation to the world with great honor. We have enjoyed many years of representing his wood and stone sculptures, and we have loved seeing him during his artist visits here and at other shows across the U.S. His vision and skill in bringing about the natural characteristics in wood and stone and his sharing of his work and cultural traditions have touched many lives. Learn more about Eddie Morrison and see his current work at the Shop.



Limestone Woman with Eagle Feathers Blessings

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The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.  We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - During our Summer Sale!


Thank you for your continued support of the arts - we look forward to seeing and hearing from you!



On view July 28 - October 18, 2014


The Creative Action Network organizes crowdsourced art campaigns around a variety of topics. Inspired by artwork created for the United States Travel Bureau by New Deal-era artists in the late 1930s, the contemporary "See America" series reimagines the theme for a 21st-century audience. The set encourages tourism and invites viewers to appreciate America's treasures.

For this venue of "See America," the Interior Museum has selected imagery representing sites in 37 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington, DC-from scenic rivers and national parks to historic trails and state forests. Visitors will also see travel ephemera from the 1930s and 1940s, plus travel guides produced by the Federal Writers Project in the same time period. Guests may also watch a 35-minute film entitled, "Artists at Work." Originally directed by Mary Lance in 1981, this film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, was the first to focus on the visual art programs of the New Deal and includes interviews with 10 original New Deal artists.


POSTERity: WPA's Art Legacy and America's Public Lands

On view April 8, 2014 - Spring 2015


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.


Many visitors have inquired whether the images within the Interior Museum's POSTERity exhibition are commercially available. 



Yes! Ranger Doug's Enterprises ( is the source for faithful silkscreen reproductions of WPA National Park serigraphs. Note cards and postcards are also available. Products from Ranger Doug's Enterprises are 100% made in the USA, and the company annually donates 1% of its gross sales back to the National Parks.


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 for all tours 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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