The Blessing, new art by Douglas Miles

Photos on Blankets by the San-Carlos Apache-Akimel O'odham Artist
NOV 22
November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to January 22, 2018 - 4:00pm


Hosted By

Arizona Capitol Museum

Intended Audience

No registration required.


In service of the Arizona Capitol Museum’s mission to Celebrate Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history, we are proud to present a new art exhibit

The Blessing by artist Douglas Miles of the San-Carlos Apache-Akimel O'odham Nation. 

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. 

“The Blessing” opens at the Arizona Capitol Museum Wed. Nov. 22nd and closes Mon. Jan. 22nd.

The Capitol Museum is free to visit 9am-4pm weekdays and Saturdays 10am-2pm.  

Parking is also free, in Wesley Bolin Plaza, located between Adams and Jefferson St. just East of 17th Ave.
(If parking is inaccessible on Saturdays, visitors are allowed to use the spaces behind the State Agriculture building on W. Monroe St.)

For more information, visitors can call the Arizona Capitol Museum at 602-926-3620