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The Art of Ceremony

Hopi Katsinam

For the Hopi people of northern Arizona, cultural and religious practices are guided by spirit beings known as kachinas, or more properly, katsinam. These powerful deities provide the Hopi with lessons on living properly in order to maintain balance and harmony for individuals, the community, and the world. Katsina imagery is seen in ceremonial dances performed during the year, as well as in 3-dimensional carved figures and other art forms. This exhibition highlights contemporary katsina carvings recently donated to Philbrook by a private collector and provide a window into Hopi ritual, belief, and art.

Curated by Christina E. Burke.

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