A Summer of Art Awaits
Jun 03, 2019
The brilliant beauty of Navajo textiles, a fascinating assortment of international mummies, and an exhibit devoted exclusively to the electric guitar – these stellar examples of artistic excellence will be on display all summer long. First, check out “Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles” at the Heard Museum. An exploration of Navajo culture and featuring textiles that reflect the weaver’s experiences between 1863 and 1868; this exhibit offers a unique opportunity to view more than 80 examples from famous private collections.
Next, “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition,” showing at the Arizona Science Center, features 40 real human and animal mummies, along with a variety of multimedia stations offering insights into the mummies’ history and creation. Lastly, head over to the Musical Instrument Museum for “The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon”, an exhibit featuring both the story of the instrument’s invention and a showcase for some of the most famous guitars and amps in the world. Rock fans won’t want to miss this up close and personal look at the instruments played by such music legends as Les Paul, Bo Diddley, Pete Townshend, and Alvino Rey.Share