May 19, 2010

May 22-Aug. 8
Eiteljorg Museum

Unlike individuals, museums don’t usually display gifts immediately after receiving them. It takes some time to organize, catalog and figure out the best way to present gifted works of art to the public. So it stands to reason why the multimillion-dollar Helen Cox Kersting Collection gifted to the museum in 2008 is just now ready for display.

Nearly 800 pieces were part of the gift, which includes ancient objects and works of the Navajo and Pueblo cultures from the late 19th century to the present. Jewelry, dolls, weaving and pottery are all part of the mix, with some of the work coming from multi-generations of artists. Details here.