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New Mexico State University events, July 23-Aug. 1

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 Route 66 tin foil signs on July 24 and folk art raffia baskets on July 31. 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.

UNION PROGRAM COUNCIL CONTINUES KIDS SUMMER MOVIES

New Mexico State University's Union Program Council (UPC) continues to celebrate Christmas in July with this month's Kids Summer Movie Series.

UPC will show a Christmas-themed movie at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, in the Corbett Center Auditorium. Popcorn and drinks will be provided at the free showing.

For more information on the movies to be shown, contact UPC at (505) 646-3200.

LAST DAYS FOR "PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITION"

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery's "Permanent Collection Exhibition," a celebration of the gallery's 30th anniversary, runs 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 showcased 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 EXHIBITS FEATURED 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. This collection of black-and-white "fine print" photographs depicts the famous Route 66 highway.

"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.

The museum, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (505) 646-3739.