North American Indian Art
Registration Information
March 10, 2015 | 9:15am - 4:30pm
New York, NY

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North American Indian Art:
Basic Identification and Valuation
At The National Museum of the American Indian and
The Appraisers Association Office
5 CE Credits

        North American Indians have used art as a form of expression for thousands of years, and with hundreds of tribes in existence, it is likely that most appraisers come across the art and decorative objects of North American Indians. The goal of North American Indian Art: Basic Identification and Valuation is for attendees to come away with a greater ability to distinguish Native American design from the look-alikes frequently found at market, identify regional characteristics and quality, and make a cogent argument to value in the current market. The program includes an extensive visit to the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) where Ted Trotta, dealer, scholar, and founding member of the New York Leadership Council for the NMAI will walk us through the Infinity of Nations exhibition to acquaint attendees to key tribal regions and their art and artifacts. Next, Lois Durbin,  curator, author and member of the NMAI board, leads a tour and discussion of Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family.
        After the museum visit, there will be an optional luncheon roundtable at the office of the Appraisers Association of America, for an additional fee.* During this optional session, Alfred Bush, retired Curator of Western Americana at the Princeton University Library, will discuss his work on the repatriation of culturally significant artifacts. In the afternoon, Danica Farnand, Director, American Indian and Western Art at Cowan’s Auctions Inc.; Miriam Tucker, Appraisers Association Member and Managing Partner at Rago Arts; and Ted Trotta will present a seminar on the identification and valuation of American Indian property.



$150: Including Roundtable Luncheon

General Admission
$180: Including Roundtable Luncheon

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Registration Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015


  • Changes or cancellations to your registration must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program (by Monday, March 2, 2015)
  • Cancellations made between March 3 and March 6 will be refunded less a $50 administration fee
  • No Refunds are available for cancellations made after March 6



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