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Navajo Rug Sale and Silent Auction showcases artistry and tradition at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Jackson Clark II displays intricate collection, provides lecture, and evaluates weavings during prominent Western Heritage Awards weekend.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Jackson Clark II, third-generation trader and owner of the respected Toh-Atin Gallery, showcases more than 100 examples of dazzling colors, patterns, and craftsmanship in contemporary and antique weavings at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum April 13 – 14, 2018.
The Rug Sale and Silent Auction will begin Friday, April 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and continue Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Theater. The weavings include pieces from Two Grey Hills, Ganado, Teec Nos Pos, Burnham, and Shiprock, and range in value from $100 to $10,000.
Other activities on Saturday, April 14 include rug evaluations and a lecture led by Clark. Individuals who own Navajo weavings and would like to learn more can bring them to the Museum between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Weavings should be vacuumed prior to entering the Museum.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Clark’s entertaining and educational lecture provides entertainment for the entire family.
Silent auction bids close at 4:00 p.m. and successful bidders may take their rugs and weavings home that evening. Those bidders not present will be contacted for weaving pickup arrangements; shipping is available. No advance registration is required, and all Navajo rug activities are free and open to the public.
The Rug Sale and Silent Auction is an enhancement of the Western Heritage Awards weekend at the Museum, which honors great works in literature, music, film, and television. To learn more about any of these events or to make reservations to attend the Western Heritage Awards, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/westernheritageawards or call (405) 478-2250 ext. 218.
About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org. For high-resolution images related to the National Cowboy Museum, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/media-pics/.