In the last few days we spent some time at both the Desert Botanical Garden and the Heard Museum. The Heard Museum is dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art and artists. It houses an extensive collection of pottery, baskets, Hopi Katsina figures, jewelry, clothing, art, and sculpture as well as exhibits on Indian culture. I enjoyed an exhibit of Awa Tsireh's painting and metalwork. He was born in 1898 at San Ildefonso Pueblo and began painting in 1917. His work was exhibited nationally by the early 1920s. Here are pictures of a few of his paintings and a couple of pieces from the sculpture garden.
And some photos from the Desert Botanical Garden that include clay sculptures by American artist Jun Kaneko. Can you spot the Chihuly? And the highly prized Mickey Mouse cactus? I'm sure those are the correct botanical names.
Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.