Hallie Ford Museum Presents Southwestern Basketry

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present an exhibition of Southwestern basketry in the Study Gallery through May 19, 2001.

Organized by Anthropology Professor Rebecca Dobkins, the exhibition will explore the role of baskets in Southwestern myth, legend and life. Included in the exhibition will be rarely seen selections from the permanent collection, including outstanding works of Apache, Hopi, Tohono O'odham (Papago), Akimel O'odham (Pima) and Southern California basketweavers.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a wide variety of lectures and films will be presented. On Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Dobkins will present an illustrated slide lecture on the historical development of Southwest basketry, with an emphasis on indigenous understanding of baskets and the creative adaptations weavers made in response to the expansion of the collector market in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall, several films will be shown: "Hopi: Songs of the Fourth World" (color, 30 minutes) and "The Return of the Navajo Boy" (color, 60 minutes). Admission to the lecture and films is complimentary.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street in Salem. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students over 13 years old. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Tuesday is a free day for all admissions. For further information or directions, call 503-370-6855, or visit the on the web.