March 22nd, 2018

Of the Moment

This week, we present a delightful mishmash of vintage objects, a paean to the maximalist décor of the trading post. These outposts were found throughout the southwest and served as general store, post office and pawnshop. Run by traders, these were some of the first stores to commercialize Native arts on a large scale, serving as the original middlemen between artists and potential customers.

As the age of the trading post wanes, we have created an ode to that moment in time in the gallery, a place where Pueblo painted drums, baskets, rattles and kachinas all hang from the walls, display cases are filled with vintage jewelry, and where old treasures are constantly appearing.