As Audubon’s Quadrupeds draws to a close, the Museum of Northern Arizona is preparing to continue celebrating the Grand Canyon region with the opening of a new exhibition in June.
Tony Abeyta’s Convergence will be on display at the museum starting Sunday, June 18. The contemporary Navajo artist is recognized for his exquisite paintings, drawings, mixed-media pieces and jewelry, all of which will be on display with this new exhibition.
More than twenty of Abeyta’s creations will be featured, giving the community a glimpse into Navajo culture and beliefs. Abeyta’s large-scale works blend traditional and contemporary influences while depicting complex Navajo imagery, modern New Mexico landscapes and abstract geometric forms.
The New York University graduate was the 2012 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award, and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture recognizes Abeyta as a Native treasure.
Learn more about Abeyta and his important contributions to the Navajo community by visiting Convergence. The Museum of Northern Arizona is located at 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd in Flagstaff and is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults 18+, $8 for youth ages 10-17, students with valid ID or American Indian with tribal affiliation, and free for children 10 and under. Learn more about the museum and it’s exhibitions on the official website.