About the Class
Like many collectors in the early 20th century, Dr. Barnes was drawn to the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. This workshop contextualizes the cultural, historical, and artistic roots of the Santa Fe style that moved him and many artists of his day. Looking closely at Pueblo water jars, Navajo blankets, and hand-wrought silver and turquoise jewelry, we will discuss the influence of Native Americans on modern art, as well as indigenous Southwest art more broadly.
Lucy Fowler Williams
Williams is associate curator and Jeremy A. Sabloff Senior Keeper of American Collections at the Penn Museum, Philadelphia. A cultural anthropologist, she is interested in understanding Native North American art and material culture within its varied social contexts. Her recent projects at Penn include the exhibit Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now (2014–2022) and the Louis Shotridge Digital Archive.