Arizona State Museum

These are the ongoing Arizona State Museum events happening this year.

Experience the enduring cultures of Arizona, the U.S. Southwest, and northern Mexico at Arizona State Museum through dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, a research library, and an educational museum store. Arizona State Museum is the region’s oldest and largest anthropology museum (est. in 1893), home of the world’s largest collections of Southwest Indian pottery and American Indian basketry, and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art. Opening April 8, 2017. This new permanent exhibit celebrates the region’s ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions by featuring millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces. Contemporary Native voices enrich discussions of materials and technologies and bring to life the many functions basketry has served and continues to serve.

Picture This: Basketry in Native American Life. Now through January 31, 2018. A selection of 11 paintings highlighting the role of basketry in Native American daily and ceremonial life.

Snaketown: Hohokam Defined. Now through September 23, 2017. This exhibit of 13 photographs shows excavations at the archaeological site known as Snaketown, on Gila River Indian Community lands, under the direction of Emil W. Haury in the 1960s.

Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam. Now through September 16, 2017. What happened to the Hohokam? Travel back in time to visit this ancient culture that flourished in central and southern Arizona for 1000 years, from approximately A.D. 450 to 1450.

Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art. Ongoing. This new permanent exhibit celebrates the region’s ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions by featuring millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces. Contemporary Native voices enrich discussions of materials and technologies and bring to life the many functions basketry has served and continues to serve.

The Pottery Project. Ongoing. Approx. 500 examples illustrate 2,000 years of pottery-making traditions in the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico.

Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest. Ongoing. Explore the origins, histories, and contemporary lifeways of ten Native American culture groups from northern Mexico to northern Arizona.

Arizona State Museum is located on the University of Arizona campus, just inside the Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard. 1013 E. University Boulevard. Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $5 all adults, kids free. www.statemuseum.arizona.edu. 520-621-6302.