Museum of Northern Arizona


Museum of Northern Arizona. Photo: Barbara Hazeltine, 2020

Flagstaff, AZ



Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Dialogue with Beauty - Scotty Mitchell Landscapes: text by Alan Petersen (12/20/14)

Dialogue with Beauty - Scotty Mitchell Landscapes (12/18/14)

Tony Foster - Sacred Places, Watercolour Diaries from the American Southwest (4/11/13)

Arizona's Pioneering Women Artists (2/19/13)


Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton: Artist and Advocate in Early Arizona (6/5/12)

Shadows on the Mesa - Artists of the Painted Desert and Beyond (2/8/12)

Full Measure - The Artistic Legacy of Bruce Aiken (6/6/11)

Ed Mell - Paintings of the New West (6/12/10)

Walking in Harmony: The Life and Work of Lomawywesa, Michael Kabotie (3/15/10)


Gunnar Widforss - Painter of the National Parks (11/17/09)

Merrill Mahaffey: Interior Landscapes of the West, a Fifty-Year Retrospective (5/29/08)

Many Colored Weaves (4/21/08)

A Modern Kiva Mural (4/11/08)


Grand Canyon Grandeur: Early Paintings and Prints from the Hays Collection (1/28/08)

Elemental Forms: The Art of Dan and Arlo Namingha (5/3/07)

Everett Ruess and the Search for Beauty (10/31/06)

Timeless Excellence: Honoring Museum of Northern Arizona's Fine Arts Collection (6/30/06)


Arizona: A View from the Mountains (8/30/04)

Robert Breunig Named Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona (10/13/03)

Space, Silence, Spirit -- Maynard Dixon's West (8/20/02)

Artful Bounty: New Acquisitions to the Museum of Northern Arizona Collections (12/1/00)


Weaving Culture: Baskets from the Museum of Northern Arizona Collections (10/18/00)

Arthur H. Wolf to Lead Museum of Northern Arizona (8/9/00)

Earth, Stone and Wood: Native American Artists at Museum of Northern Arizona (6/23/00)

Kaleidoscopes: Symmetry in Motion (2./16/00)

The Art of Fritz Scholder from the Tom and Mary Jane McClain Collection (5/28/99)


Museum of Northern Arizona. Photo: Barbara Hazeltine, 2020


The Museum of Northern Arizona is dedicated to the understanding and interpretation of the arts, cultures, and sciences of the Colorado Plateau through exhibits, educational programs, and special events. The Museum sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks on Highway 180, three miles north of historic downtown Flagstaff on the way to the Grand Canyon.

Please call the museum for hours and admission fees information.


Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

The Navajo Textile Collection at the Museum of Northern Arizona: Final Report with an Analysis of the Collection, By Laurie D Webster. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1989

Summoning the Gods: Sandpainting in the Native American Southwest, By Ronald McCoy. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1988. ISBN 0897340590, 9780897340595. 32 pages

Navajo Weaving: Art in Its Cultural Context, By Gary Witherspoon. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1987

Navajo Pottery. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1987. 32 pages

Contemporary Hopi Pottery, By Laura Graves, Laura Graves Allen. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1984. ISBN 0897340558, 9780897340557. 127 pages

Kachina Dolls, By Robert G Breunig, Michael Lomatuway'ma. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1983. 32 pages. Google Books says: "Issued as vol. 54, no. 4 of Plateau."

The Basket weavers: artisans of the Southwest, By Laura Graves Allen. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1982. 32 pages

The Blumenscheins of Taos, By Katherin L Chase. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona Press, 1979. Google Books says: "Text by Katherin Chase" and "Catalog of an exhibit featuring the art of Ernest, Mary and Helen Blumenschein at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Aug. 17-Sept. 23, 1979."

An Introduction to Hopi Pottery, By Francis H. Harlow, Mark Middleton. Illustrated by Mark Middleton. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona Press, 1978. ISBN 0897340221, 9780897340229. 32 pages

Hopi and Hopi-Tewa Pottery. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1977

Wilson Hurley's Grand Canyon: August 15-September 19, 1976, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, By Wilson Hurley. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1976

This is a Hopi Kachina, By Evelyn Roat, Barton Wright. Published by The Museum of Northern Arizona, 1974. 28 pages

The Santa Fe Studio: American Indian Paintings from the Collection of..., Museum of Northern Arizona - 1970

The Fred Harvey Collection, 1889-1963, By Byron Harvey. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1963. 53 pages

The Hopi Craftsman. Published by Museum of Northern Arizona, 1930

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