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Gallery Talk On Native American Art At U.Va. Art Museum On April 7

March 26, 2002--

WHO: Mary Jo Ayers, adjunct curator of Native American art at the U.Va Art Museum

WHAT: Gallery talk in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition "Treasures from the Earth: Art of Southwestern Native America"

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

WHERE: U.Va Art Museum

Mary Jo Ayers, adjunct curator of Native American Art at the University of Virginia Art Museum, will give an introductory talk and overview of the museum’s southwestern Native American art collection at the museum at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 7. She will discuss the works featured in the exhibition "Treasures from the Earth: Art of Southwestern Native America" on view at the museum through June 9.

Ayers organized the exhibition of pottery, baskets, textiles and jewelry made by a cross section of Native Americans. The works, all from the museum’s collection, were created from 1880 to mid-20th century and reflect Native-American values, materials and methods that contribute to maintaining the delicate balance between man and earth.

The museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

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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