Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Cave Creek Museum opens retooled archaeology wing

[Source: Beth Duckett, Arizona Republic] -- "We're the soul and voice of people no longer with us." That's what Evelyn Johnson has to say about the Cave Creek Museum. As executive director, Johnson can chat about anything and everything in the museum, from the fiery red Navajo rugs to the intricate ollas, or pots, shaped hundreds of years ago by Native American tribes. This season, Johnson has even more to talk about. The museum at 6140 Skyline Drive in Cave Creek reopened this week with a remodeled archaeology wing and new sculptures by cowboy artist Johnny Hampton. His Spooked, On the Prod and Throwing the Hooley-Ann bronzes at the museum's front entrance are part of a larger exhibit chronicling Hampton's life. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]