Many thanks to Polly Nordstrand (Hopi), a Ph.D. student in History of Art & Visual Studies at Cornell University, for letting me know about the following exhibit.
This exhibit opens June 29 at the Autry in Los Angeles. And is the culmination of a long project by Susan SecakukuKatsina in Hopi Life, featuring remarkable Katsina dolls from the Autry’s Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, provides a glimpse into Hopi life and culture. Katsinam (the plural form of Katsina) are spiritual beings who represent all aspects of life and travel to be with the Hopi people six months of the year. Told from the Hopi perspective, this exhibition shares the unique relationship the Hopi people have with the Katsinam, focusing on the values, lessons, and encouraging messages learned from them.