DEPARTMENT
Fancy Footwear

STEPPING OUT

Ten thousand years of footwear worn in the American West is chronicled by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, featuring sandals and moccasins, including contemporary examples by noted Native American artists.

 
If you saw a sandal’s imprint in the dust, you not only knew someone had passed by, but you also knew their culture. Whether friend or foe, they also told you whose territory you were in—virtually a GPS system for navigating.
 

DEPARTMENT
Technology as Muse

IRIS VAN HERPEN

The Phoenix Art Museum exhibits the sinuous and body-defying fashion of Iris van Herpen, a designer from the Netherlands who breaks new ground by using modern technologies such as 3D-printing.

DEPARTMENT
The Body Embroidered

TATTOO

The Los Angeles Museum of Natural History’s stunning exhibition showed photographs, statuary and full torso vinyl reproductions of historic, ethnographic and contemporary tattoos.

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DEPARTMENT
California Dreaming

FREEHAND JEWELRY SHOW

This year's annual jewelry show, "Back Again, Forever," at Freehand Gallery brings an eclectic collection of studio art jewelry together in one space.


 

DEPARTMENT
A Beadmaking Town

IDAR-OBERSTEIN

In the nineteenth century, Brazilian agate enabled the stonecutting industry of Germany’s Idar-Oberstein to become the leading exporter of stone ornaments to Africa and the Middle East. 


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