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Picture This: Basketry in Native American Life. Now through Jan. 31.
A selection of 11 paintings highlights the role of basketry in Native American daily and ceremonial life. Works on display are from ASM’s Avery Collection of American Indian Paintings, and from recent acquisitions. Pictured above: “The Friendship Dance” by Michael Chiago Sr.
Snaketown: Hohokam Defined: Through Sept. 23. Excavations at the archaeological site known as Snaketown, on Gila River Indian Community lands, under the direction of Emil W. Haury in the 1930s and the 1960s, were fundamental in defining the Hohokam. This exhibit of 13 photographs from ASM’s permanent collections showcases Snaketown’s iconic features, honors the Akimel O’odham crews who unearthed the site and illustrates the excavation process. The photo above shows Haury standing in a Snaketown canal for scale in 1964.
Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art. The museum’s newest permanent exhibit celebrates the region’s ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions by featuring millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces. Contemporary Native voices enrich discussions of materials and technologies and bring to life the many functions basketry has served and continues to serve.
The Arizona State Museum, which has many artifacts of native cultures of the region, is one of 10 museums offering free admission to active-duty military personnel.
Woven through time. Arizona State Museum exhibit.
Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam. Through Sept. 16.
What happened to the Hohokam? Travel back in time to visit this ancient culture that flourished in central and southern Arizona for 1,000 years, from about A.D. 450 to 1450.
Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest. Ongoing.
Explore the origins, histories, and contemporary lifeways of 10 Native American culture groups from northern Mexico to northern Arizona.
And it’s air conditioned.
The Arizona State Museum is located on the University of Arizona campus, just inside the Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard, 1013 E. University Boulevard. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Admission: $5 for all adults. Free for students and youth under 17.
Call 621-6302 for general information or go online to www.statemuseum.arizona.edu.