The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday
from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and the third Saturday of the month from
10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building.
During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street
entrances (E Street is closed for Metro riders). Handicap access
ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours,
visitors must use the C Street entrance.
Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut
North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk,
or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 18th and C streets. There is
metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few
Mark Your Calendars: We Welcome
Shane Hendren, Guest Artist, December 12 and December 13
are very excited to present a solo show with Navajo jewelry master
Shane Hendren, who will join us Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12 and 13
from noon - 4:00p.m. each day. Shane is a master jeweler in a variety
of metalsmithing techniques and is an artist who transfers his
philosophy and his design visions into striking, wearable works of
is most known for using marriage of metals and mokume-gane,
techniques that blend and fuse metals together creating patterns
reminiscent of earth elements. He sometimes combines these techniques
with others such as overlay, engraving and tufa casting, often
accented with natural turquoise/stone settings.
awards for his work from numerous organizations and artist
competitions, Shane has also been involved as an active role model
for artists and the arts community by serving in leadership positions
and donating his time and expertise. This recent video and
by the Saul Bell Group shows Shane in his workshop studio; the video
explores his evolution as a silversmith, in addition to showing some
of the techniques he uses and sharing his philosophy as an artist.
You can also listen to Shane during a past ICS interview as
he explains what he hopes to bring to people through his jewelry.
creates a wide range of jewelry that includes earrings, pins,
bracelets, buckles, neckware and more. We can't wait to see Shane's
latest creations and are honored to offer the opportunity to you.
New In The Shop and Online
The Shop is full of an array of arts so be sure to
leave ample time to visit and see everything. New Zuni fetish
carvings have arrived from some of your favorite carvers,
including Lena Boone, Curtis Garcia and Quandelacy family members; we
also have a nice selection of smaller carvings by Marilyn Quam and
Fitz Kiyite that are perfect for the many people on your holiday gift
list. Visit the Shop for a full selection or see some of our fetish carving
selection on the online store. We've also added many
new pieces to our Alaskan carving selection, including walrus
tusk ivory and whale bone carvings depicting many of the animals of
the north -- polar bears, walrus, otters, seals and the great
variety of birds, as well as hunters. Visit the Shop for a full
selection or see some of our Alaskan carvings. Other
arts include work from new artists to the Shop: walking sticks
made of juniper wood by Rose Iron (Crow) and dolls by Chrystine
Davison (Blackfeet). And of course we have new jewelry from
our visiting artists in November, Bryant Martinez (Navajo), George
Willis (Choctaw), designs by Kathy Sanchez (San Felipe) as well as
Etta Endito, Ruth Ann Begay, James Bahe and Thomas Charlie (Navajo).
We wish you an artful holiday!
If you can't visit in person, shop on our online store.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month from
10:00am - 4:00pm - the third Saturday this month is December
21 - We look forward to seeing you!
Enjoy your holidays filled with the arts!
News from the
Interior Museum - Temporarily Closed but Active with
THE INTERIOR MUSEUM PRESENTS:
American Indians and the Civil War
December 4, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.,
more about the over 20,000 American Indians who fought on both sides
of the Civil War. Chief Historian of the National Park
Service Robert Sutton will discuss some of their stories
and the motivations for participation in the conflict.
Interior Museum Murals Tour
the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a
"symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Murals Tour is offered at 2:00
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tour is limited to 20
visitors and a reservation is required. For groups over eight, custom
tours can be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please call the Museum in advance of your visit at
202.208.4743 to make a reservation.
Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an
interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the
accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in
advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated
LOCATION - The
Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the
Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.
For more information call Diana Ziegler (202) 208-4743.
News from the
Department of Interior Library
details on DOI Library programs, please visit online.
Library Tours Available
Department of the Interior Library offers public tours of the
resources, architecture, and special features of the library.
Included in the tours are descriptions of legal and legislative
materials on Deck 4 of the library, including the Code of Federal
Regulations, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters.
Also included will be a look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set,
dating back to 1789, and the library's rare book collection. This
tour will be valuable for anyone intending to do research at the DOI
schedule a tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or
e-mail at email@example.com. The DOI Library is located at
the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main Interior Building and
is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
(except federal holidays).