The Autry in Griffith Park
June 29, 2012–December 1, 2013
George Wharton James and C. C. Pierce, A Hopi Woman and a Girl, Hopi Reservation, Arizona, copyright 1901. Gelatin silver print. The George Wharton James Collection, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; A.41.15
Katsina in Hopi Life, featuring remarkable Katsina dolls from the Autry’s Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, provides a glimpse into Hopi life and culture. Katsinam (the plural form of Katsina) are spiritual beings who represent all aspects of life and travel to be with the Hopi people six months of the year. Told from the Hopi perspective, this exhibition shares the unique relationship the Hopi people have with the Katsinam, focusing on the values, lessons, and encouraging messages learned from them.
THIS EXHIBITION IS SPONSORED BY: