Nampeyo—a Gift Remembered
Exhibit curated and catalog written by Martha Lanman Cusick
Exhibit at Mitchell Indian Museum, Evanston, Illinois
May 9 to May 31 (1984)
A presentation of pottery by Dextra Quotskuyva together with vessels produced or influenced by her great grandmother, Nampeyo.
In this exhibition, several of Nampeyo’s works are shown with the pottery of her great granddaughter, Dextra Quotskuyva. There are unique parallels between the two women. Dextra brings to her work a fresh vitality, creating bold new imagery on age old themes, all within the framework of Hopi traditions. She was Nampeyo’s legacy. This gathering together of a number of vessels affords the opportunity to see Dextra’s range and comprehension as she brings the techniques and expressions of her legendary ancestor into contemporary focus.
There are 16 pottery vessels by Nampeyo illustrated photographically and 19 vessels made by Dextra, also illustrated.