A Rare Beauty

This early jar has bold, beautiful designs not typically seen on Acoma pottery.

The patterned base makes this an extremely rare piece. It is thought to be one of only two known examples with this sort of treatment.

This jar is truly something you should see in person…tomorrow night!

Artistry & Innovation: A Celebration of Pueblo Pottery

Opening Reception:
August 10, 6-8pm

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Birds of Varying Feathers

This Acoma jar is absolutely amazing!
It is finely painted in rich bold color and with a soft patina. It features 4 birds, each in a different color combination.

I call it the “4-in-1 jar.”

Want to see the other birds?
Stop by the opening this coming Saturday to check it out!

Artistry & Innovation: A Celebration of Pueblo Pottery

Opening Reception:
August 10, 6-8pm

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Old Friends...

This early Zuni jar has the classic, mid-19th century squarish mid-body and is extremely well painted with a Rain Bird design. The negative space in the design is incredible.

This is one of my all time favorites which I originally sold back in 2013.

It is always nice to see old friends…

Join us on August 10th as we celebrate this and many other fantastic examples of Pueblo pottery!

Artistry & Innovation: A Celebration of Pueblo Pottery

Opening Reception:
August 10, 6-8pm

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Sneak Preview

A little preview from “Artistry & Innovation.”

This show will have many beautiful examples!

From left to right, we have a Zuni, Polacca, Santa Ana, San Ildefonso, Acoma, Laguna, and my Zuni again

These are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg…

Join us on August 10th to see them all!

Artistry & Innovation: A Celebration of Pueblo Pottery

Opening Reception:
August 10, 6-8pm

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Summer at Morning Star Gallery

Summer is in full swing here at MSG and we have a lot happening

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Summer Lecture Series continues this Saturday, July 13th with:

Pueblo Pottery

10:30am - 11:30am

Come hear our Director Henry “Chick” Monahan give a detailed overview of the History of Pueblo pottery in New Mexico.

In addition to his remarks he will be showing many unique jars and discussing each one in detail. Examples from 15 of the 20 Pueblos will be on view for one day only, and then again in August for our Annual exhibition.

This will be last lecture until September.



Annual Exhibition August 2019

“Artistry & Innovation”

 MSG is excited to present this incredible show of Pueblo Pottery, just one in a long line of important shows that MSG has become famous for. This year’s exhibition is sure to impress all enthusiasts of Pueblo Pottery.

And as always, we’re open Monday thru Saturday 9am to 5pm. Drop by for a look around and a chat.

See you soon!

This Saturday - Part 3 of our Summer Lecture Series - Join Us!

“Plains Culture & Beadwork”

Presented by Henry Monahan, Gallery Director

June 29, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Morning Star Gallery
513 Canyon Road



August 2019 Summer Exhibition & Sale

“Artistry & Innovation - A Celebration of Pueblo Pottery”

No art form is more iconic than Pueblo pottery for students of Southwest Native American art. For over 1,500 years, the 20 Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona have manufactured some of the most well-known and stunning pottery in the Americas; each Pueblo has a unique take on design and palette. This exceptional group of 25 ceramics includes examples from 13 of the 20 Pueblos and date from the mid 19th to the early 20th century.
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Opening Reception:

August 10, 2019 • 6pm - 8pm
Morning Star Gallery
513 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Join us this Saturday for Part 2 of our Summer Lecture Series!


Presented by Henry Monahan, Gallery Director

June 15, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Morning Star Gallery
513 Canyon Road



Summer Lecture Series Starts June 1st!

“Culture Areas of North America and Associated Specialties”

Our Summer Lecture series, presented by Gallery Director, Henry Monahan, starts tomorrow at 10:30am! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Henry has “a unique perspective and unparalleled capability to communicate these important facts and put in to context”


Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!

Dwayne Wilcox at IAIA in Santa Fe

We wanted to congratulate one of our represented artists, contemporary ledger artist Dwayne Wilcox, on his well-received solo exhibition at IAIA!

Below are a few of our favorites from the show and the associated wall texts.

“Awkward” by Dwayne Wilcox

Wall text for Awkward

“Business is Booming” by Dwayne Wilcox

Wall text for Business is Booming

(above) Three views of “Desert Storm” by Dwayne Wilcox


Dwayne’s exhibition ended this past Sunday; however, we encourage anyone who is interested to join Dwayne and others for the IAIA #NoFILTER Reception and MFA Reading this Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4 PM – 7:30 PM.

The event begins at 4:00 PM with a gallery talk by Dwayne Wilcox, then a performance by Tiffany T. Adams (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe), followed with a reading by MFA Creative writing graduates and ending with the closing reception for #NoFILTER: IAIA 2019 BFA Exhibition.

More info about this and other upcoming events at IAIA can be found on their website.


Visit to the Peabody Museum

This past April, I was lucky enough to send an afternoon at “The Peabody” in Cambridge.
It was an unbelievable experience. The outstanding collection is a “must see” the next time you are in the Boston area.

Plains quilled shirt and feather bonnet, 19th C.

NWC painted hide armor, late 18th C.

Check out the Peabody’s website to learn more about their current and upcoming exhibitions:

Harvard Club of New Mexico Lecture

This month I have the pleasure of presenting a talk for the Harvard Club of New Mexico entitled, “Intro to Plains History and Material Culture.” The talk will take place here at Morning Star Gallery.

May 4, 2019

While this is a private event, I will be presenting a series of free, public lectures beginning on June 1st.
Check out our Events Page to learn more.

Learn more about the Harvard Club of New Mexico:

image credit: “The Plains Indians, Artists of Earth and Sky”

Welcome to "Director's Cut"

Morning Star Gallery is excited to announce our new blog “Director’s Cut.”
In this new addition to our recently updated web-site, we will share and explore interesting topics regarding antique and contemporary Native American Art. These will include highlighting objects, sharing upcoming events, and celebrating the creativity and diversity of Native American artists past and present.

Coming Soon:

2019 Summer Lecture Series - “Introduction to Antique Native American Art”

Topics will include:

  • Culture Areas and Associated Specialties

  • Plains Beadwork

  • Pueblo Pottery

  • N.M. History and Art

  • Southwest Textiles

  • The Fur Trade

  • Plains Ledger Drawings: Contemporary and Historic

This lecture series will be held at Morning Star Gallery from 10:30 am to 11:30.
Dates and times will be posted on our new Calendar page and social media.

Space for the lectures is limited, so be sure to make your reservations early!