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May 28, 2003
: Karen Wyman, (740) 593-1304 or wymank@ohio.edu

Southwest Native American textile scholar at the Kennedy Museum

ATHENS, Ohio -- Noted Southwest Native American textile scholar Tyrone Campbell will present a lecture at the Kennedy Museum of Art on Thursday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m.

Campbell, who specializes in pictorial weavings and ceremonial textiles, will discuss the "The Development of Navajo Weaving 1680 to World War II," with a focus on trading post styles of the early 20th century.

Campbell, one of the leading experts in the field of southwest Native American textiles, is also owner and director of the Tyrone D. Campbell Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. He served as curator of Kennedy Museum namesake Edwin Kennedy's weaving collection prior to its gifting to the Museum.

A book signing will follow the lecture. Two of Campbell's books will be available: "Navajo Pictorial Weaving 1880-1950: Folk Art Images of Native Americans" (1991) and "Timeless Textiles: Traditional Pueblo Arts 1840-1940" (2003).

Campbell recently conducted an important comprehensive on-site appraisal of the nearly 700 weavings in the Kennedy Museum's important Southwest Native American textile collection.

The Kennedy Museum of Art is located in historic Lin Hall at The Ridges on the Ohio University campus. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Pre-arranged guided tours are available to community and school groups with advance notice. For information or to book tours call (740) 593-1304.

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