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‘Faces and Places of the Chihuahuan Desert’ exhibit now open at Museum of History

Beginning Thursday, October 3rd, the Museum of History will host the traveling exhibition, Faces and Places of the Chihuahuan Desert.

The exhibit is composed of 31 photographs taken by University of Texas at El Paso professor Dr. Robert H. Schmidt, who has a background in natural resources and physical geography.

“For the last three decades, he has tracked changes in the Chihuahuan Desert,” museum officials shared via a news release. “The exhibit presents, in visual form, an interpretation of scientific information about the region.”

Organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibit explores the topography and natural beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and considers the human impact upon it over a period of thirty years.

Covering more than 140,000 square miles, the Chihuahuan Desert is considered the largest in North America.

Additionally, visitors can learn more by taking part in the “Faces & Places of the Chihuahuan Desert: A Humanities Texas Lecture Series.” Various experts from different disciplines will hold lectures once a month at 6 p.m. from October through June 2020.

Topics range from environmental history to personal documentaries. The first lecture is scheduled for October 10 at the Museum of History.

The exhibition, along with the lectures, are free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display through June 2020. To learn more about the El Paso Museum of History, visit the museum’s website.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online or call (512) 440-1991.