Navajo blankets at the de Young in San Francisco

Navajo blanket. Photo courtesy Patrick Weiler

The de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, holds an exhibition ‘Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection’ through 4 January 2015. ‘There is a group of Navajo blankets, older pottery and other items donated to the De Young Museum. Among the Navajo blankets is a 1st phase Ute chief’s blanket’ said Patrick Weiler, Seattle Textile and Rug Society, to Jozan Magazine. According to the de Young this exhibition is made possible by a gift of the Thomas W. Weisel Family to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco … Read more

De Young kilim exhibition

De Young’s kilim exhibition “The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection” will run through 10 June 2012. The kilims on display are dating from the 15th to the 19th century and are considered as some of the most important Anatolian kilims outside Turkey.

Textiles and Costumes in Early Central Asian Photography

The Fourth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture “Textiles and Costumes in Early Central Asian Photography” with Andrew Hale will take place Friday 11 February 2011 7pm at de Young Museum in San Francisco. Anahita Gallery’s Central Asia Photo Archive is the largest private archive in the United States of vintage nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century photography from Central Asia. Archive collections include photographs from Central Asia by Divanov, Dudin, Hordet, Pankratiev, and many others. In this lecture, gallery owner Andrew Hale will draw from this incredible resource for a discussion about how early photography documents … Read more