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About our Exhibitions


The University Museum produces exhibitions on a rotating schedule aligning with the NMSU academic calendar and student degree requirements. Exhibitions are curated by museum staff, faculty, as well as students - often in collaboration with eachother and with community members. We strive for these exhibitions to draw from research with the University Museum's collections, and to further our mission of examining human experiences - past, present, and future - through the relational connections with New Mexico State University.

The museum's Lobby exhibition space - now featuring "Happening Now at the University Museum / Lo que transcurre en el University Museum" - provides an introduction to the work we do at the museum. The display regularly rotates with new examples of research, teaching, and outreach activities at the museum. 

The museum's West Gallery rotates twice a year with topical exhibitions, sometimes curated by Museum Studies Certificate students at NMSU.

The museum's East Gallery hosts yearly-rotating exhibitions based on long-term, collaborative research by NMSU faculty, students, and other researchers.The end of the East Gallery houses our permanent exhibition of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary ceramics from the Southwest and Mexico, entitled "Pottery from the Americas / Cerámicas de las Américas."

You can learn more about any of our current exhibitions  by clicking on any of the following links:

Exhibition Poster with University Museum in the Background, Happening Now at the University MuseumExhibition poster with four ceramic vessels in the background, Pottery from the Americas