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Gino E. Conti Collection

Scope & content

Rhode Island artist and photographer Gino E. Conti took over 3,700 photographs in the summers of 1958, 1962-1965, and 1969-1973 primarily on the Hopi, Apache and Navaho (Dine) reservations, and included visits to northern Mexico. During these travels Conti also collected a large number of Hopi Katsina dolls (including a large sample by artist Wilson Tawaquaptewa) blankets, pottery and other objects. The ethnographic collection and photographs along with accompanying materials were bequeathed to the museum after Conti's death in 1983. The collection also includes a number of items not related to the photographic collection such as postcards, religious and architectural images, newspaper clippings and a few exhibition flyers featuring Conti’s work.