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Friends Lecture with Deborah C. Slaney (2:30 p.m.)
11/05/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join the Friends and Deborah C. Slaney!
Refreshments at 2:00 p.m.
Lecture at 2:30 p.m.
Leekya: Master Carver of Zuni Pueblo
Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse (known as Leekya) emerged in the early 1900s as a master carver of stone figural sculptures, fetishes, mosaic work and figural jewelry in the early to mid-20th century. This talk traces his legacy and shows how Leekya’s descendants have adopted independent marketing strategies in the 21st century.
Deborah C. Slaney has served as curator of history for The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and Casa San Ysidro in Corrales, New Mexico for 18 years. Previously she held positions at the Heard Museum, Arizona State Museum, and Western Archaeological and Conservation Center in Arizona. Ms. Slaney holds a Master of Liberal Arts with Museum Emphasis from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. in Anthropology/Southwestern Archaeology from the University of Arizona. Deb’s research interests include Pueblo and Spanish Colonial archaeology, Hispano material culture, and Southwestern popular culture. Her professional publications include Leekya: Master Carver of Zuni Pueblo; Albuquerque Museum History Collection: Only in Albuquerque; Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel; Wonders of the Weavers/Maravillas de los tejedores: 19th Century Río Grande Weavings from the Collection of The Albuquerque Museum; and Blue Gem, White Metal: Carvings and Jewelry from the C.G. Wallace Collection.