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New Mexico State University events, July 16-25

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OFFERS SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS


Mexico State University Museum invites families to spend Saturday afternoons at the museum to participate in arts and crafts activities and view current exhibits this week.

Children and their families can make Mexican folk art sculptures on July 17 and Route 66 tin foil signs on July 24. The workshops, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., are free and no sign-up is necessary. All supplies are provided.

The University Museum Gallery is located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive. For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

LATIN AMERICAN CENTER TO SHOW 'PRINCESA'

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies (CLABS) at New Mexico State University will show the 2002 film "Princesa" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in Hardman Hall Room 106.

"Princesa" addresses the themes of social values and transexuality. Tereza Vieira, professor of law and nursing at the University Castelo Branco in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will comment on the film and lead a discussion.

Vieira specializes in the social, medical and legal aspects of transexuality and bio-ethics in Brazil. Her visit through Aug. 8 is sponsored by CLABS and the departments of women's studies and languages and linguistics at NMSU.

The film presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Neil Harvey, CLABS director, at (505) 646-6816 or nharvey@nmsu.edu.

ART GALLERY SHOWCASES PERMANENT COLLECTION

In celebration of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery's 30th anniversary, several pieces of artwork from previously featured artists will be showcased in the gallery's "Permanent Collection Exhibition" through July 31.

Works by Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Luis Jimenez, Robert Frank, Linda Conner, Betty Hahn, Claes Oldenburg and Jo Rango are among those in the anniversary collection.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. For more information call (505) 646-2545.

THREE EXHIBITIONS AT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Three exhibitions are on display at the New Mexico State University Museum.

Former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas' exhibit, "Torpedo Squadron Four," will run through Aug. 15. It contains photographs, text and memorabilia related to the actions and contributions of the squadron during World War II. As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation.

"Bypassed Places: Route 66" by photographer Cy Lehrer, will run through Aug. 28. Lehrer, who has been taking photographs since 1959 and shown his work publicly since 1983, works in black-and-white "fine print" mode.

"Folk Art Treasures," which includes a collection of New Mexican and Mexican folk art from Mary and J. Paul Taylor's home in Mesilla, will run through Aug. 28.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.