The Tanner family is one of the oldest and most well-known trading post families in the Southwest, and are steeped in a rich legacy of trade networks, nation building, and artistry. Come join Crow Canyon Archaeological Center as we travel with the Tanners through northern New Mexico and Arizona to explore the origins of iconic art forms and meet contemporary revivalists who are keeping the traditions alive.
“Southwest Indian Art: Origins and Revivals” (June 5-11) is a highlight of Crow Canyon’s unique Cultural Explorations program. This one-of-a-kind seven-day travel seminar offers up a rare opportunity to meet some of the most famous names in Southwestern art and trade.
Starting in historic Flagstaff, Arizona, the itinerary includes stops at artists studios and homes, historic and archaeological sites, and shops and trading posts from the rim of the Grand Canyon to the Hopi mesas and Navajo lands and on to historic Gallup, New Mexico. Along the way, you’ll get to know Joe and Cindy Tanner, with their daughter Emerald Tanner. Joe is a fourth-generation “old-school” trader and an authority on turquoise sources, history, and use. Joe and Cindy have helped advance the careers of some of the most recognizable Southwest Indian artists, while Emerald has offered education seminars on turquoise and contemporary American Indian jewelry for archaeological groups, museums, and collectors.
This incredible journey then returns to Flagstaff via Winslow, Arizona, where we’ll spend the final night at the La Posada Hotel, dining in their famed Turquoise Room with world-renowned Navajo weaver, Barbara Teller Ornelas.
Space for “Southwest Indian Art: Origins and Revivals” is limited. Click here or call (800) 422-8975, ext. 457 for more information on how you can take part in this exciting event!