Two new exhibitions have opened at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica and will run through Sept. 1.
Navajo Textiles: Wearing Blankets and Rugs explores the colorful, hand-woven wool textiles used as clothing, baby wraps, cloaks, bedding, saddle blankets and trade goods by Native Americans of the Southwest during the 19th and 20th centuries. Nearly 60 blankets created between 1860 and 1960 will be on display in the exhibit curated from the Mark and Jan Hilbert Collection.
The second exhibition, Edward S. Curtis: Photogravuers, highlights the photography of Edward Sheriff Curtis, an artist who took more than 40,000 images documenting the vanishing cultural heritage of more than 80 Native American tribes, from the Inuit people to the Hopi. Curtis’ most significant portraits feature some well known Native American people such as Geronimo, Red Cloud, Medicine Crow and Princess Angeline (a.k.a. Kickisomlo), the daughter of Chief Sealth of Seattle.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Parking is free and handicapped facilities are available.
The California Heritage Museum is at 2612 Main St., Santa Monica.
Information: (310) 392-8537, or