Navajo Museum, Library and Visitors Center: Musicians and artists from throughout the Navajo Nation come to the museum for performances, exhibits and demonstrations.
Jul. 16, 2006 12:00 AM
Navajo Museum, Library and Visitors Center
What: A soaring lobby greets visitors to this architectural delight in Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation. The building, modeled after the traditional hogan, features a domed roof with a large circular skylight at its center, allowing ample amounts of sunlight inside. To the left are galleries that host various exhibits and art shows, and to the right is a large library that is extremely popular with residents.
Where: On Navajo Reservation. (See directions in Window Rock information box.)
When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays.
Details: 1-(928)-871-7941 or www.discovernavajo.com
Best time to visit: In June, when the museum hosts its annual music festival. Musicians and artists from throughout the Navajo Nation participate in performances, exhibits and demonstrations.
Don't miss: Art shows and exhibits throughout the year. Unfortunately, the large gallery space is rarely filled, as displays typically fill just one or two rooms. The museum does not have a permanent exhibit, though curators say there are plans to one day devote space to Navajo history and culture.
Easy to overlook: Take a peek into the authentic hogan in front of the museum. Visitors are encouraged to enter and inspect it.
Article SourcePosted: 2006-07-14