COLLECTIONS OF DISTINCTION
at the home of Janis Lyon, in memory of Dennis Lyon
Date: Postponed to 2021
Admission: $75 per person, includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres
$25 per person for President’s Circle members
Visit the Santa Fe home of Janis Lyon and the late Dennis (Denny) Lyon. Denny served on the SAR Board of Directors from 1996 to 2004 and had a passion for collecting in the Southwest. The Lyons have collected for many years, and their collection of pottery from New Mexico and Arizona includes pieces by Maria Martinez, Tony Da, and Nampeyo. The collection also includes New Mexican retablos, some of which are represented in the publication, A Century of Retablos: The Dennis & Janis Lyon Collection of New Mexican Santos, 1780–1880. Other works include early painters of the Taos Society of Artists, including Walter Ufer; paintings by Fritz Scholder and Paul Pletka; sculptures by Bob Haozous; pottery by Rick Dillingham; Spanish Colonial furniture; 19th to mid-20th-century Mexican ceramics; New Mexican early crosses; and more. The Lyons were mentored by Dr. Frank Harlow, a pioneering physicist from Los Alamos and authority on Pueblo pottery, as well as historian, art collector, and author Larry Frank.
Generously hosted by Janis Lyon.