Current Exhibitions

 

The Songs Endure, They Carry the Stories: Music and Dance of the Native Southwest

Music, dance and ceremony remain essential to the complex and dynamic cultural life of the Native Southwest. This exhibition celebrates the instruments and regalia used in ongoing music and dance traditions among the Apache, Pueblo, Hopi, Navajo, Yoeme (Yaqui) and Raramuri (Tarahumara) people.

Audio and visual elements accompany the over 70 historic and contemporary treasures from the University Museum collection.

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The Songs Endure, They Carry the Stories: Music and Dance of the Native Southwest is funded by a grant from the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute of NMSU.

 

Pottery from the Americas

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.