The 36th Annual American Indian Art Show | San Francisco
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Festival Pavilion 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
Over 70 dealers and artists selling antique American Indian, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Contemporary American Indian Art.
February 21-23, 2020
The American Indian Art Show/San Francisco has become the most significant showcase of antique American Indian art on the west coast. Celebrating its 36th year in 2020, this show brings together the passion of the country's top dealers and artists, with collectors, and those interested in exploring the rich cultures of the Americas. With an emphasis on Antique American Indian art, as well as Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and the best contemporary American Indian art, this show offers something for everyone, including jewelry, textiles, baskets, pottery, beadwork, sculpture, paintings, photography, books and more. Our exhibitors and artists offer the finest quality material for everyone from the first time buyer to the seasoned collector.
Two Shows, One Event
This year The American Indian Art Show/San Francisco is being held with the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show, bringing together two historic shows to create the major West Coast event of the year for American Indian and Tribal art; the largest gathering of its kind under one roof, with international galleries, dealers and native artists presenting the very best in indigenous art from around the world.
FORT MASON CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE, FESTIVAL PAVILION:
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco 94123
2020 Early Preview: Friday, February 21, 2pm - 8pm
2020 Show Dates:
Saturday, February 22, 11am - 7pm
2020 LECTURES AND EXHIBITS
Variations on a Loom: the J.B. Moore Collection: Robert & Anne Smith, Sat & Sun 3pm
Shown for the first time, this is the private collection of Robert and Anne Smith and will include more than 45 examples of Navajo weavings produced through the J.B. Moore Crystal Trading Post during the early 1900s. J.B. Moore produced mail-order catalogs featuring hand-woven Navajo rugs that incorporated Oriental motifs into the traditional indigenous designs. The variations seen in the finished textiles reflect the weavers' cultural and artistic contribution.
The Casspir Project: Ralph Ziman artist,
Rendon Gallery, Sat & Sun 2pm
Ralph Ziman born in 1963 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and currently living and working in Los Angeles, California, created The Casspir Project, a multimedia presentation featuring SPOEK-1, an eleven ton Casspir military vehicle covered in 70 million glass beads designed in collaboration with artisans from Zimbabwe and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Ziman will speak about the project and the conversation he hopes it will provoke.
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Anthony Meyer, Tribal Art: Past, Present, & Future Sat 12:30
Internationally recognized expert, author, teacher and an exhibitor in many of the world's greatest art fairs, notably TEFAF in Maastricht, Frieze Masters in London, and Parcours des Mondes in Paris.
Meyer traces the emergence of tribal materials as an art form, beginning with the first encounters of the European explorers with the source cultures of Africa, Oceania and the Americas in the 15th century, the appearance of the Cabinets of Curiosities formed largely by members of the upper class, and the advent of the collectors, dealers and museums who have played a significant role in the history and development of the Tribal Art Market. Meyer will discuss the Future of tribal art as an art form, a cultural signifier, and a viable market option as it is being tested today by social movements and unprecedented government policies and regulations. The lecture will be supported by relevant images from the past to the present.
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Thomas Murray will discuss his book: Rarities, the Himalayas to Hawaii, Sun 1pm
The great migrations of peoples, languages and cultures bring fascinating archaeological, linguistic, genetic, anthropological and artistic insights. Certain recurring iconographic themes demonstrate how connected our shared human experience truly is, and how archetypes may be identified and tracked across great distances, whether by a process of cultural diffusion or as subliminal products of the shared collective unconscious. This book takes up those questions and contemplates the nature of aesthetic quality, religious philosophy, and the relation between art and the human condition.