O’odham Himdag: Weaving a Way of Life
This exhibit features forty baskets from the University Museum collection representing works created by historic and contemporary Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Tohono O’odham (Papago) weavers of central and southern Arizona and northern Mexico. The O’odham Himdag, or desert people’s way of life, encompasses cultural knowledge, values, and beliefs, all which are woven into each basket. This exhibit showcases the materials, techniques, designs, functions and several identified individual artists behind this innovative and rich ongoing tradition.
O’odham Himdag: Weaving a Way of Life is funded by a grant from the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute of NMSU.
Permanent Exhibit: “Pottery from the Americas”
The NMSU Museum is home to a unique and comprehensive collection of both prehistoric and historical pottery. This collection includes almost 600 pottery vessels that reflect the vibrant artistry and beauty of Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics. There is also an extensive type collection of sherds from New Mexico and Chihuahua to be explored, as well as other educational materials.