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Date(s) - 09/07/2018
Time: - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Heard Museum

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This First Friday we celebrate one of the leading painters of the 20th century, Pablita Velarde/Tse Tsan “Golden Dawn” (Santa Clara Pueblo) (1918-2006) who was a pioneer as a woman artist in an era and a community where painting was a male art form.

Learn about Pablita’s daughter (Helen Hardin) and granddaughter (Margarete Bagshaw) who are also famous women artists and engage in guided art activities inspired by their bodies of work.

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Join us for two screenings (6:30 and 7:45 pm) of NM PBS’s Colores! Special – “Golden Dawn: The Pueblo Paintings of Pablita Velarde” (26 mins) in the Crossroads Gallery.

Visit the Pablita Velarde Studio!
This exhibit contains an accurate recreation with original objects of Pablita’s working studio, giving insight to the public of this extraordinary artist’s process.

Be sure to get here early! The first 100 people will receive a birthday cupcake!

Did you know that at the age of fourteen in 1932, Pablita was accepted to Dorothy Dunn’s Santa Fe Studio Art School at the Santa Fe Indian School? We will be playing popular music from this creative period in Pablita’s art career!

The Heard Museum Cantina and Books and More will be open until 9 pm.

Pablita Velarde
Deer Illustration
Casein on Illustration Board
Permanent Collection, Heard Museum
Gift of Dan McGuinness and Forrest and Helen Tindel

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