The Spring 2014 Museum Exhibition class at Wichita State University will hold a reception for the opening of three new exhibitions: "GIS: Mapping the Future," "Reinventing Tradition: The Rebirth of Pueblo Pottery" and "Carvings Across Cultures."
The reception will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology on the first floor of Neff Hall.
The Holmes Museum is open from 1-5 p.m. Monday–Friday, and is closed Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments will be served at the reception, which is free and open to the public.
The "GIS: Mapping the Future" exhibition demonstrates how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) present complex data as easily understood visual displays. Included in this exhibit is a visual information display on the Keystone XL Pipeline, as well as Wichita State's own outdoor sculpture collection.
The exhibit "Reinventing Tradition: The Rebirth of Hopi Pottery" relates the story of the revival the techniques used in crafting Hopi pottery and the families that brought the traditions back to life.
The third exhibition, "Carvings Across Culture," provides a look at a range of carvings in the permanent collection of the Holmes Museum, procured from around the world.
The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology is a teaching museum staffed by Wichita State University students. This program gives future museum professionals hands-on experience in museum collection management, curation, research, interpretation, exhibition design and installation. The Holmes Museum houses a number of important collections representing cultures from across North America and around the world.