Campus News - June 30, 2001
Maxwell Museum exhibit puts face on Albuquerque homeless
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology is showing Images from the Streets:
Portraits of Albuquerques Homeless People, an exhibit of photographic
portraits by Albuquerque artist Oscar Lozoya. The exhibit seeks to bestow individuality
on Albuquerque citizens who would usually be consigned to the category homeless.
The exhibit is supplemented with text by Michael Robertson, an anthropologist
and teacher. Robertson has worked and lived with Albuquerque street people.
His text, like Lozoyas images, reflects his personal experience of homelessness
and complements and enhances their impact.
Garth Bawden, director of the Maxwell Museum, said the exhibit sheds light
on the often-hidden experience of many Albuquerque citizens.
One of the central missions of any museum of anthropology is to illuminate
the human cultural state in all of its forms, Bawden said. For the
Maxwell Museum, this mission includes our immediate Albuquerque community as
well as cultures that are historically and geographically distant from us. We
believe that the museum gallery can and must be an active player in the process
of social inquiry, revelation and interpretation.
The exhibit will be continue through early winter. The museum is open Tuesday though Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. For more information call, 277-0296.
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