Violin case, Brulé Lakota Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota 1891, glass beads, wood case, hide, metal trim
Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1200 From Botswana to Borneo to India to the Americas, beads are among the most universal mediums used for cultural expression. The exhibition Beadwork Adorns the World explores the myriad objects — whether used for utilitarian or ceremonial purposes — that are made with beads. The show includes historic examples as well as contemporary forms of beadwork, many of which are used in conjunction with occasions such as births, deaths, marriages, and the passage from adolescence to adulthood. Beads are also used to designate status, power, and identity. The show continues through Feb. 3, 2019.