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VOL39.1 2016

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ARIZONA THE PHOENIX ART MUSEUM hosts "Defining Moments: Fifty Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum" through August 7 at the Ellman Fashion Design Gallery and Orme Lew is Galler y. Featuring more than fifty works draw n from the histor y of fashion, this exhibition highlights masterworks and milestones of the permanent collection. The exhibition features a roster of world-class designers, i n c l u d i n g A l ex a n d e r Mc Q u e e n , Yve s S a i n t L a u re n t , Balenciaga, and Chanel alongside historical works. 1625 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004; 602.257.1880; www.phxart.org. CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART presents "Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali'i" through August 7. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, this presentation highlights a remarkable collection of wearable objects rarely exhibited outside Hawai'i. While the artform dates back many centuries, this exhibition focuses on pieces made for Hawaiian royals beginning in the late eighteenth century and ending just before the twentieth century, when the islands were united under the rule of Kamehameha I, then subsequently visited by European explorers, on through the island's annexation by the United States. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.857.6010; www.lacma.org. GEORGIA THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART hosts "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" through August 14. This exhibition includes one hundred fifty-five sneakers and follows the evolution of the sneaker from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture and marker of masculine identity. Originating at the Bata Shoe Museum, the exhibit examines the sneaker's complex social history and immense cultural significance. 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404.733.4400; www.high.org. THE WHEELWRIGHT MUSEUM THE WHEELWRIGHT MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN presents "Eveli: Energy and Significance" through January 15, 2017. In 1968 a twenty-eight-year-old Eveli Sabatie moved from Paris to San Francisco. Like many young people of the day, she had become deeply interested in Native American cultures, and had traveled to the United States hoping to connect and to learn. A chance encounter with Hopi traditionalist Thomas Banyacya resulted in an invitation to attend the Powamuya (Bean Dance) ceremony at Third Mesa. There, in a local laundromat, she met the legendary master jeweler Charles Loloma. The exhibition is a retrospective on the work of Sabatie, one of only two jewelers (the other is Verma Nequatewa) whom Loloma recognized as protégés. Shown are Blue Reeds and Purple Nights and Orchards of Love bracelets. 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505; 505.982.4636; www.wheelwright.org. 13 ORNAMENT 39.1.2016

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