Retrospective on Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma coming to Heard

'Beauty in Hopi Jewelry'

On loan from the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the new exhibit "Loloma: Beauty in Hopi Jewelry" will offer a comprehensive look at Loloma's life's work when it opens at the Heard Museum on Saturday, Feb. 18. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Charles Loloma is arguably the most influential Native American jeweler of the 20th century. Known for his innovative creations, Loloma influenced generations of jewelers by incorporating non-traditional materials -- such as gold set lapis lazuli, fossilized ivory, pearls, malachite and ironwood -- into his masterful jewelry designs.

The exhibit includes a comprehensive grouping of Loloma's jewelry from the earliest documented pieces of the 1950s to the closing of his studio in 1988, and focuses, on the early influences of Loloma's development into an artistic force.

The fine art catalogue "Loloma: Beauty Is His Name," written by Martha Hopkins Struever, guest curator at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, is available at the Heard Museum Shop & Bookstore for $75 (Hardcover) and $45 (Softcover).

The exhibit will be on display through May 28.

The Heard Museum is located on 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Ariz.

Admission is $10/adults, $9/seniors (65+); $5/students with ID; $4/children 6-17; children under 6, members of the Heard Museum and Native Americans with proof of tribal enrollment are free.

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