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University Museum to close to prepare for new exhibits

The New Mexico State University Museum Gallery will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 14 to prepare for two new exhibits, both of which will run Sept. 15-Dec. 15.

Mexico Profundo: Rituals of an Indo-Hispano Homeland" is a collection of black-and-white photographs by award-winning photographer Miguel Gandert. The collection illustrates the sacred and secular rituals, performances, dances and pilgrimages celebrated by the Indo-Hispano communities along the Rio Grande.

"The Parallel Worlds of Morris Muskett" features the traditionally inspired weavings of self-taught Navajo weaver Morris Muskett. Muskett also will exhibit photographs documenting his contributions to building award-winning bridges on Interstate 40 as an engineer with the N.M. Department of Transportation.

The museum gallery, located in Kent Hall, will resume regular hours Wednesday, Sept. 15. Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739 or visit the museum's Web site at www.nmsu.edu/~museum.