Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Museum of Northern Arizona

When we were in Sedona last month, we revisited one of my all-time favorite museums -- the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, founded in 1928. 

The inviting building, which reminds me of a cross between a high desert ranch house and a hacienda, is set among towering Ponderosa pines below the San Francisco peaks. It shelters Native American artifacts and natural history displays from the Colorado Plateau.

It's cozy, comfy and quiet and makes me want to stay for the evening after it closes and settle into a chair by the fireplace with a book from the nearby shelves.

Tiled floors, Indian rugs, graceful arches and carved beams add to the charm.

The Indian pottery collection is breath-taking!

I also could spend hours looking at the jewelry in the museum. Turquoise, coral and silver jewelry has always been my favorite because it reminds me of the desert and the Southwest. Diamonds hold no interest.

There's just something about the bold style of this jewelry that I find so appealing.

The museum has much more, but after photographing the pottery and jewelry I put the camera away and just enjoyed wandering. Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into a fabulous, special place.

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful! Haven't been there in awhile... may have to find some time this year!

Robbie said...

what a wonderful place! And how lucky you were/are to get to visit!