We Were Basket Makers Before We Were Pueblo People


Start Date: Nov 11, 2022 - 06:00pm
End Date: Nov 11, 2022 - 07:15pm

Location: Hibben Center, Room 105

The Maxwell Museum invites Pueblo Artists to Inaugurate Basket Exhibits

 The Maxwell Museum will open two new temporary exhibits, "Conversing with the Land: Native North American Baskets of the Maxwell Museum Collections" and "We Were Basket Makers Before We Were Pueblo People: Pueblo Baskets in Context," both will be on display from November 11, 2022 - January 10, 2024.

To celebrate, the museum will host a panel discussion of Pueblo basketry with Pueblo artists and knowledge holders—Louie García (Tiwa/Piro Pueblo), Christopher Lewis (Zuni), Jilli M. Oyenque (Ohkay Owingeh), and Brian Vallo (Acoma Pueblo)—moderated by anthropologist and guest co-curator, UNM alumnus Dr. Bruce Bernstein.

Transforming and countering incorrect colonial narratives, the panel conversation will discuss the importance of Indigenous knowledge systems within both community and museum contexts. *Unfortunately, Paul and Madeline Tosa (Jemez Pueblo) will not be able to join the panel as previously planned and advertised*

The Panel Discussion will be in Room 105 of the Hibben Center for Archaeological Research, located just south of the Museum, from 6:00-7:15 pm, followed by a reception in the Museum, from 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm. Please join us for this free, public event in which light fare and refreshments will be served.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the UNM Vice President for Research, Research and Discovery Week and the exhibits are in part funded by the Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.