2018 Lecture Series


November 18 – “Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Paintings”

Archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett had a profound impact on art as it developed in New Mexico and beyond. Dr. Nancy Owen Lewis will examine and discuss Hewett’s role in establishing the Southwest Indian Fair, the precursor to today’s Santa Fe Indian Market, and his relationship with artists.

During the 1900s, Hewett established a school and two major museums in Santa Fe, today known as the School for Advanced Research, the Museum of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. In addition to training the first generation of southwestern archaeologists, he provided jobs and studio space for Santa Fe’s first resident artists and played a key role in the development of Pueblo painting. He provided support for young Hopi artists including Fred Kabotie, and Ma-Pe-wi and curated the world’s first exhibition of Pueblo watercolor painting.

Lectures are presented at the DeLavy House at 2 PM.

Members Free,  $5 non-members

The DeLavy House is located on Edmund Road on the north side of Highway 550, behind the I-Hop restaurant. Turn between the I-Hop restaurant & Warrior Fuel Station – follow the gravel road to the adobe home.


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