Maxwell hosts Tricentennial events
Several diverse events are planned at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology during May as part of the UNM salute to the 18-month Albuquerque Tricentennial.
May is designated Museum/Visual Arts Month.
A scavenger hunt, with prizes, will be ongoing May 10-14. Participants will also have a chance to win larger prizes through the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau.
On Tuesday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Luther Rivera will give a flintknapping demonstration. Learn the ancient techniques of making stone tools and projectile points from obsidian. At 1 p.m., a tour of the museum’s archaeological collections and photo archives will be given by Dave Phillips, curator of archeology and Catherine Baudoin, photo archivist.
Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., features Indian bread making demonstration and sale of fresh horno bread, Indian tacos, fry bread, pastries and more. At 1 p.m., Katherine Klein, curator of ethnology will give a tour of the museum’s ethnological collections.
Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Maxwell Museum Education Division will provide arts and crafts activities for children and families.
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Saori weaving demonstration will include hands-on weaving, sale of textiles, and a slide presentation by curator Kathryn Klein.
For more information, call 277-5963.