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University Museum to open two exhibits in January

The New Mexico State University Museum will open its first two exhibits scheduled for the spring 2004 semester in January.

rican-American Community of Las Cruces, 1890-2002," running from Jan. 13 through April 15, depicts African-American individuals, families, homes, community institutions and social activities through text and photographs.

The exhibit was designed and fabricated by Terry Moody, who recently earned her master's degree in anthropology at NMSU. Clarence Fielder, an instructor of African-American history at NMSU, worked with Moody as the project historian in gathering information and historic photographs from the community.

"The African-American Community of Las Cruces, 1890-2002" will coincide with the Martin Luther King holiday Jan. 19 and Black History Month in February.

The second exhibit, "Images From the Street: Portraits of Albuquerque Homeless" by Oscar Lozoya, features black-and-white studio photographs of homeless people in Albuquerque. Lozoya specializes in fine arts photography with a personal interest in photographing homeless people for his gallery exhibits.

This traveling exhibit comes to NMSU from the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. The exhibit is set to run Jan. 27 through April 15.

The University Museum Gallery, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.