The opening reception, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in the museum, located on the third floor of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences building, room SB-306. Parking at the university is $6.
“Crafting Lives in the Americas” is an exhibition exploring the making and meaning of gendered “domestic crafts” in the Southwestern United States and Mexico.
From the museum’s website: “Archaeological and historical research suggests that Native American women have had important community roles. Whether or not they are associated with homes, the influences of ‘domestic’ crafts (such as pottery, cooking, making figurines, and weaving) have long influenced the public sphere. While the evidence tells us that such crafting often is the work of women, it is our interpretations of the meanings of such labor that need to change.
“In this exhibition, we explore material products of women’s crafting from the American Southwest and Mesoamerica.”
“Crafting Lives in the Americas” was curated by Guy David Hepp (lead curator), Ana Yesenia Mendoza Sanchez, Russell Barber and Frannie Berdan, with curatorial assistance from students in the Anthropology 321 and 602 (winter 2017 quarter) classes.
The exhibit will remain on display through Dec. 9, 2017.
The mission of the Anthropology Museum is to serve as a teaching laboratory for Museum Studies Certificate students, who gain hands-on experience in collections management, exhibition planning, curation and museum administration.
The museum additionally provides space for the presentation of exhibitions that illustrate and interrogate the cultural contexts and meanings of community histories, events, identities, and behaviors — locally, across the world, and over time — and other anthropological perspectives on topics of interest.
The museum’s regular hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum is closed on weekends and all university holidays.