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New Mexico State University events May 11-21

NMSU ART GALLERY HOLDING GRADUATE STUDENT THESIS EXHIBITION


Mexico State University Art Gallery is holding its Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition through Friday, May 11.

Graduating seniors participating in the exhibit include David Baker, Michael O'Neill, Gary Gossett, Bonnie Schetski and Jesse Reinhard.

The NMSU art gallery is located in the D.W. Williams Art Building at University Avenue and Solano Drive. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is open late the first Thursday of the month until 7 p.m. and is closed Sundays, Mondays and university holidays.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.

NMSU MUSEUM DISPLAYS CHIRICAHUA APACHE PHOTOS
Photographs detailing the history of the Chiricahua Apache from 1872 to the present will be housed in the New Mexico State University Museum lobby through Aug. 28.

The historical photographs feature Cochise and Naiche family descendants.

The museum is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU ZUHL MUSEUM TO PRESENT "SECOND SUNDAYS"
New Mexico State University's Zuhl Museum, 775 College Drive, will be open the second Sunday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. to showcase world-class fossils and fun activities for children. The next Second Sunday event will be May 13.

Second Sundays are in addition to the museum's regular hours of Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum showcases outstanding fossils of petrified wood of many colors, species, shapes and sizes; ammonites; turtles; a dragonfly; a bat; and beautiful minerals such as amethyst, rhodochrosite, garnet, and malachite.

Second Sundays are free and open to the public. Children also may participate in a scavenger hunt and timeline activity hosted by museum staff.

For more information call Museum Curator Marilyn Huff at (505) 650-1884.

NMSU MUSEUM PRESENTS TWO AFRICAN EXHIBITS
Two exhibits that celebrate the diversity of African lives - the result of ancient traditions blending with the modern world - are on display in the New Mexico State University Museum galleries through Saturday, June 23.

The exhibits are "The Pasternack Collection of African Art" and "Africa: From Eritrea with Love, the Paintings of Betty LaDuke."

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOLD WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES
A family-oriented arts and crafts workshop will be offered at the New Mexico State University Museum from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12.

The workshop will be to make Flowers in Hand, a gift for Mother's Day.

The event is free and open to the public. Families are welcome and no sign-up is necessary. Supplies will be provided.

The museum also features "Pottery of the Americas," a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramic vessels.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSEUM TO HOLD CANDELABRA CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATION
Native New Mexican Santera artist Tomasita Rodriguez will be working on conserving a pair of tin candelabras for the public to observe from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, on the second floor of the New Mexico State University Museum.

Rodriguez will demonstrate the removal of rust from delicate, intricate objects belonging to the NMSU Museum. Her work is funded by the Spanish Colonial Art Society in Santa Fe.

The public is invited to watch the process and to talk with her about museum conservation.

For more information call (505) 646-3739