The El Paso Museum of Archeology invites the public to visit its new Pop-Up Photography exhibition opening Wednesday, May 25.
The exhibit will showcase art images of Jornada Mogollon Petroglyphs (rock art) taken by award-winning Las Cruces native photographer, Wayne Suggs. His photographs showcase his captivation with rock art and surrounding landscape as a way to emphasize the preservation of the rocks and landscape.
In addition to the photo exhibition, the museum will also feature ceramic displays which are part of a generous donation by Lisa M. Pugh of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Two displays of Pueblo ceramicware include:
- Micaceous pots from Taos and Picuris Pueblos in New Mexico that follow a tradition dating to the 1300s which gave pottery a unique finish by mica fragments included in the natural clay.
- Potsuwii’I Revival pots from San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico created by a group of seven women in the 1930s who decided to bring back their ancestral pottery and design and ignited a resurrection of the ceramic making tradition in the San Juan pueblo. A few of the showcased pieces were made by one of the original potters; Tomasita Montoya in the 1950s to 1960s.
The El Paso Museum of Archeology is located at the foothills of the Franklin Mountains, 4301 Transmountain Road, and is open Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.