Curriculum Vitae

Overview

  • Specialist in Native American Art with more than 20 years of experience
  • Curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, the Arizona State Museum as well as the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe
  • Has written several publications for American Indian Art Magazine, Hali magazine, El Palacio, Wicaso journal and museum exhibition catalogues
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We would like to introduce you to Cathy Notarnicola, Auctionata Expert in Native American Art as well as Tribal Art.

Over the last two decades, Cathy Notarnicola, American Indian Art specialist, has worked in the Curatorial and Collections Departments’ at The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, The Arizona State Museum and The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Her areas of special interest include American Indian textiles, basketry, pottery and jewelry of the Southwestern U.S., and Plains Indian beadwork and sculptural artifacts. As a cultural anthropologist, her research has focused on the accurate dating, identifying cultural affiliations, analyzing textile yarns and dyes, in the documentation of Navajo, Pueblo, Spanish American and Mexican textiles, as well as the impacts of trade and multiculturalism on indigenous peoples of the Southwest.

The expert has worked as a museum consultant for The Palms Springs Art Museum, The National Cowboy Museum and Hall of fame, The Smithsonian Institution’s, National Museum of the American Indian, The Stark Museum, The Museum of Glass, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Navajo Community College Museum. She earned a Master of Arts degree in American Indian Studies from The University of Arizona and has written several publications for American Indian Art Magazine, Hali magazine, El Palacio, Wicaso journal and museum exhibition catalogues.

Cathy Notarnicola lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico