Shonto Begay: Eyes of the World

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Shonto Begay: Eyes of the World features the work of Navajo Neo-Impressionist artist Shonto Begay. Autobiographical in nature, his paintings visually narrate his connection to the Navajo landscape, personal histories, and cosmology. Shonto’s voice resonates throughout the exhibition, poetically complimenting individual artworks with in-depth storytelling and reflections on life, furthering the viewer’s understanding of art as an activity that creates objects of healing, beauty, and peace in a troubled world.  A well-known figure in his community, Shonto advocates for environmental awareness and indigenous perspectives through participation in local poetry readings, engagement in youth mural projects, and storytelling.  This exhibition is curated by Zachary Miller, M.F.A. (Chickasaw) with the support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation.  *The Wheelwright Museum & shop are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday.  General Admission is $8 and special admissions programs can be found at

Exhibit runs through Oct 3, 2021

Museum Hill 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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