'Basketry Treasured' Exhibit

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 12:00am to Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 11:59pm
Old Main currently houses the Dean of Students office as well as the Office of Admissions and the Center for Exploratory Students. That will change after the renovations.

Presented in honor of the state's centennial, "Basketry Treasured" celebrates the ancient and abiding Arizona tradition of Native basketry. Five hundred stunning examples represent the staggering depth and breadth of Arizona State Museum's peerless collection, recently designated an American Treasure. O'odham, Apache and Hopi voices enrich the exhibit's discussions of materials, technologies, traditions and the many functions basketry has served and continues to serve in Native communities. Other stories tell of some of the early 20th century Arizonans whose personal assemblages became the foundation of ASM's vast collection. Hands-on activities foster appreciation for the dexterity required of the craft. Visitors are sure to come away with a new appreciation for the basketry used in their own lives today.

Adults $5; free to CatCard holders
Main Campus
Arizona State Museum
Tucson , AZ
United States
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Arizona State Museum
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Darlene Lizarraga
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(520) 626-8381
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