Teresa Wilkins, curator of the CU-Boulder traveling exhibit Beyond the Loom: Keys to Understanding Early Southwestern Textiles, will discuss the exhibit on July 31, now on display in Grand Junction.
The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Western Colorado, located at 248 S. Fourth Street. Admission is $2.
Part of the University of Colorado at Boulders CU This Summer cultural outreach program, the exhibit is on display through Sept. 1 at the museum. It features large color photographs accompanied by text and graphics showing the early history and methods of weaving by native people of the Southwest.
Wilkins, a doctoral candidate who has studied both the history and present day trade of Navajo weaving, will describe the exhibit and compare 19th century weaving methods to methods used today.
The Museum of Western Colorado is open for exhibit viewing on Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily admission is $2 for adults, $1.50 for seniors, $1 for children and free to members.
More than 300,000 people throughout Colorado have attended CU This Summer programs over the nine years that the art and museum exhibits and music and dance performances have traveled the state.
CU This Summer is sponsored by local communities for the enrichment of residents and summer visitors. The host communities this year are Brighton, Burlington, Cortez, Durango, Estes Park, La Junta, Lamar, Montrose and Pueblo, as well as Grand Junction.
CU This Summer sponsorship is shared by the host communities and various University of Colorado offices.
For more information about the Grand Junction CU This Summer textile exhibit, call Brenda Sabo at (970) 242-0971.