"Waking Dream: Works by Navajo Artist Melanie Yazzie" at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

May 30th – Jul 14th

  • HoursJanuary-April, Monday-Sunday, 9:30 am - 5pm. May-December closed on Mondays.
  • AdmissionFree with Museum Adult ticket purchase of $28
This unique exhibition will display the diverse talents of renowned Navajo artist Melanie Yazzie through her multi-faceted approach to artistry that spans printmaking, painting, sculpting, ceramics, and installation art.
Melanie Yazzie’s art bridges cultures, inviting viewers to connect with and learn from her experiences as an Indigenous woman. Through her work, she sheds light on the contemporary struggles and triumphs of Indigenous peoples, particularly women, navigating a post-colonial world. Yazzie's pieces often feature imagery of women from various indigenous cultures, highlighting matrilineal systems and the potential for female leadership.
Waking Dream: Works by Navajo Artist Melanie Yazzie marks a significant milestone in the museum's commitment to showcasing the voices and perspectives of Indigenous artists. The exhibition promises to captivate audiences with its thought-provoking themes and stunning visual imagery.
  • Location Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
  • 3830 N. Marshall Way
  • Scottsdale, Arizona 85251


Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.