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NMSU Museum holds opening reception for fall 2008 exhibits

The New Mexico State University Museum will hold an opening reception for the 2008 fall exhibits "Pueblo Traditions: Historic Moments in Work and Art" and "From Above: Images of a Storied Land" at 6 p.m. Sept. 18.

The "Pueblo Traditions: Historic Moments in Work and Art" will exhibit photographs from 1900-1920 of pueblo people from Hopi, Tewa, Tiwa, Zuni and Keres groups. The photographs show them making pottery, making piki, which is bread, crafting jewelry and conduction other traditional tasks. Pottery also will be on display.

"From Above: Images of a Storied Land" will showcase 28 aerial photographs featuring archaeological sites in the Southwest. The photographs are the work of Adriel Heisey, a pilot and photographer, who built his own aircraft to capture these images.

Food will be provided during the reception. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

The museum gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and admission is free. The University Museum is located at Kent Hall, on University Avenue and Solano Drive.

For more information call (575) 646-5161.