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Photos on Blankets by the San-Carlos Apache-Akimel O'odham Artist

  • Arizona Capitol Museum
    1700 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ
  • January 18, 2018 to January 22, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 542-2228
  • Price: Free

The Blessing is a series of oversized blankets, with photos of contemporary Arizona life printed on them. These pieces featuring the artist’s family, neighbors, and friends. Doug Miles explained his inspiration, “Blankets to many (Native) people are given as gifts, at weddings, at births, even in death. They’re handed down generation to generation as heirlooms. They represent protection, love and blessing. They literally and metaphorically, they keep us warm, comforted and blessed.”

Douglas Miles work has been shown at prestigious institutions across the country, including Columbia University, Princeton’s Wilson College, and Phoenix’s Heard Museum. This past year he was a Resident Artist at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Miles is also the founder of Apache Skateboards, a constantly in demand muralist, as well as a filmmaker.

Arizona Capitol Museum

1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
Locally Owned
The Arizona Capitol Museum serves as a symbol of the state’s vast and colorful history. The museum creates authentic educational experiences by offering visibility to political, social, cultural,…