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  • Exhibition Opening | Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo

    Friday, May 20, 2022
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 05/20/2022 5:30 PM 05/20/2022 7:00 PM America/New_York Exhibition Opening | Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo
    Corn Maiden is a sculpture of a Native American woman who is standing with her arms outstretched, holding an ear of corn in either hand. The cob in her left hand is bare of husks and silk, while the husks are pulled back and still attached to the ear of corn in her right hand.  She is wearing a stepped headdress known as a tablita which represents stylized clouds that bring the rain to help grow corn crops every year. Her regalia also includes a one-shouldered dress belted at her waist and boots that disappear under the calf-length skirt.

    Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1944), Corn Maiden, 1979. Bronze. Courtesy of the TIA Collection

    Open to the Public | Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
    Location: The Rockwell Museum 

    Advance registration required by 5 p.m. on May 19

    5:30 – 6 p.m. | Reception
    6 p.m. |
    Curator introduction and artist remarks
    6:20 p.m. | Exhibition viewing

    Register

    Join us for the opening of Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo.

    Naranjo’s sculptures, created in wax and cast into bronze, convey human figures, Native hoop dancers, eagles and bison as they appear in nature, as well as mythical creatures. His ideas come from memories and life experiences, and his pieces have become more fluid over the years as his technique evolved, he said. The exhibition features examples of his work spanning 1972 to 2012. Naranjo invites visitors to experience his sculptures as he does: by sense of touch. Please Touch! includes Braille labels and audio descriptions.

     

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    The Rockwell Museum | 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830
    Corn Maiden is a sculpture of a Native American woman who is standing with her arms outstretched, holding an ear of corn in either hand. The cob in her left hand is bare of husks and silk, while the husks are pulled back and still attached to the ear of corn in her right hand.  She is wearing a stepped headdress known as a tablita which represents stylized clouds that bring the rain to help grow corn crops every year. Her regalia also includes a one-shouldered dress belted at her waist and boots that disappear under the calf-length skirt.

    Michael Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo, born 1944), Corn Maiden, 1979. Bronze. Courtesy of the TIA Collection

    Open to the Public | Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
    Location: The Rockwell Museum 

    Advance registration required by 5 p.m. on May 19

    5:30 – 6 p.m. | Reception
    6 p.m. |
    Curator introduction and artist remarks
    6:20 p.m. | Exhibition viewing

    Register

    Join us for the opening of Please Touch! The Art of Michael Naranjo.

    Naranjo’s sculptures, created in wax and cast into bronze, convey human figures, Native hoop dancers, eagles and bison as they appear in nature, as well as mythical creatures. His ideas come from memories and life experiences, and his pieces have become more fluid over the years as his technique evolved, he said. The exhibition features examples of his work spanning 1972 to 2012. Naranjo invites visitors to experience his sculptures as he does: by sense of touch. Please Touch! includes Braille labels and audio descriptions.

     

    Please visit rockwellmuseum.org/health for our latest health and safety guidelines.