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Exhibition Of Art By Southwestern Native Americans Opens At U.Va. Art Museum March 30

March 11, 2002--

WHAT: "Treasures from the Earth" æ An exhibition of art by Southwestern Native Americans

WHEN: Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, June 9

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum

WHO: Mary Jo Ayers, adjunct curator of Native-American Art

WHAT: Gallery Talk

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum

"Treasures from the Earth," an exhibition of Southwestern Native American art opens at the University of Virginia Art Museum Saturday, March 30, and runs through Sunday, June 9.

The exhibition features pottery, baskets, textiles and jewelry made by Native Americans living in the southwestern United States. The works, all drawn from the museum’s permanent collection date from 1880 to the mid-20th century. The pieces reflect traditional Native-American values, materials, and methods that contribute to maintaining the delicate balance between man and earth.

Mary Jo Ayers, adjunct curator of Native American Art and exhibit organizer, will present a gallery talk on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. in the museum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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