Essential Art: Exhibit and Lecture

Saturday Sep 22 2012   11:00 AM
Museum on Main  603 Main St., Pleasanton, CA  map

Brian Bibby, author of Essential Art, will give a lecture on California Native basketry at noon. Karuk weaver Dixie Rogers will discuss and demonstrate Karuk basket weaving from 11:00 a.m. to noon and again from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The exhibit based on Biby’s book, American Masterpieces: The Artistic Legacy of California Indian Basketry, will be on display at the museum from September 12 through October 14.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit

For more than forty years, Brian Bibby has been involved with Native communities, families, and individuals, preserving and documenting their various cultural art forms, languages, and oral histories. He has taught at a number of institutions and conducted research at museums and archives across the nation. He has also served as a consultant and guest curator for many cultural and folk arts programs. His other books include The Fine Art of California Indian Basketry, Deeper Than Gold: A Guide to Indian Life in the Sierra Foothills, and Precious Cargo: California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions.