"Six Navajo Masters" Opens at the Booth Western Art Museum

Our gallery is terrifically proud that four of the six artists honored with the new exhibition “Six Navajo Masters” are represented right here at our gallery in Sedona! We worked with the Booth Western Art Museum to provide all the artists’ bio information and all the photos and details on their works that was needed - and it was our gallery’s founder, Peggy Lanning, who guest curated the exhibition. Our artists featured in the museum exhibition, David Johns, Larry Yazzie, Tony Abeyta and Baje Whitethorne, Sr., are all tremendously talented Navajo artists.

The Booth Museum, in Association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia (just north of Atlanta), and is the world’s largest permanent exhibition space for Western art. Abeyta, Johns, Yazzie and Whitethorne all traveled to Georgia for the exhibition’s opening which included special presentations by each artist for museum visitors, both during the opening celebration as well as a smaller educational program they participated in the following morning. For those who wish to travel to the museum and count themselves among the more than ¾ million people who have visited since its opening in 2003, they can view “Six Navajo Masters” from May 16 – August 4, 2019 at the Booth Western Art Museum.

As word about this exciting destination grows so do the Museum’s accolades, including being named the 2016 Reader’s Choice “Best Western Museum” in America by True West Magazine. A worthy trip for sure! In the meantime, Bryant Nagel Galleries welcomes visitors to enjoy these artists’ works right here in Sedona – or here on our website - several pieces are on loan to the exhibition but works by each of these four premier Navajo artists remain here at our gallery to be enjoyed!

Thomas Nagel