April 11, 2021 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Sunday, January 20, 2019

Pop Chalee: Blue Flower Rooted

Gallery: Caroline Lee and Bob Ellis Gallery

Opening: Saturday, November 3rd, Reception: 3-5 pm

Known for her dream-like and idyllic imagery Pop Chalee’s (Blue Flower) work quickly caught the attention of the art world and she became one of the most successful and sought after artists of her time. The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Blue Flower Rooted. With the recent acquisition of archival materials from Jack Hopkins and family, the Harwood celebrates and shares her legacy with the Taos Community. This exhibition will highlight photos and stories from this celebrated and local artist as well as several works of art on loan to the Museum.

Born in Utah in 1906, Pop Chalee lived a life on the move. With her father based in Taos, she continued throughout her life to relocate between Utah and New Mexico. She became a student of Dorothy Dunn at the Santa Fe Indian School later in her life, giving an authentic perspective on the growing Native American art scene, making many appearances around the country educating ‘white’ America about Indian life.