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David Bradley and a Celebration of Pueblo Art and Culture

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Feb 8, 2015

Experience the spectacular scenery of New Mexico and learn about the rich cultural history and artistic vitality of the Pueblo Indians. Centuries ago, ancestral Pueblo people settled and flourished along the Rio Grande.

Pueblo Feast Day, 2005, David Bradley
A Celebration of Pueblo Art & Culture, July 12–19, 2015
Today, the Pueblo continue to practice their traditions and live rich artistic lives in the modern world. Some of the activities you will enjoy include visits to renowned museums, tours of historical sites and monuments, visits to the Taos Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Pojoaque Cultural Center, and Roxanne Swentzell’s Tower Gallery. Firsthand experiences with award-winning Native American artists and presentations by Native American scholars make this a unique and remarkable trip. Join Nancy Walkup and Stevie Mack for this unique educational trip, which offers you a rare opportunity to explore the artistic and cultural traditions of the Pueblo cultures. You can learn more or register here.










One of the exhibits we'll visit with our group will be Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley at the Museum of Indian Art and Culture in Santa Fe. David Bradley is a Minnesota Chippewa who lives south of Santa Fe. His highly detailed artwork depicts an effort to live in two worlds simultaneously, often in a humorous fashion. Bradley, a Peace Corps volunteer, graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, a multi-tribal art school created in 1961. You can learn more about the artist hereIndian Country: The Art of David Bradley opens February 15, 2015 and will be on display until January 16, 2016. You can buy the beautiful catalog of the show here and share with your students his paintings that include art world icons such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Rivera.



Two Worlds, 2011, David Bradley



Harvest Moon, Godzilla vs Zozobra, 2009, David Bradley