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Ute beadwork artist to speak at NMSU University Museum

The University Museum at New Mexico State University will host a free public talk by Ute Mountain Ute beadwork artist Rebecca L. Hammond from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.


red, beaded ornament with white flower
This Ute beaded belt ornament is on display at the NMSU University Museum as part of “Spirit Seeds: Celebrating Native American Beadwork.” The museum will host a free public talk by Ute Mountain Ute beadwork artist Rebecca L. Hammond from 4-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. (Courtesy photo)

“Rebecca L. Hammond will present a history of the Ute beadwork traditions,” said Anna Strankman, curator of the University Museum at NMSU. “Her work is a treasured highlight of the new exhibition.”

This presentation is part of the museum’s fall exhibition, “Spirit Seeds: Celebrating Native American Beadwork,” which features approximately 60 pieces, ranging from ancient works of shell and stone, as well as contemporary beadwork.

The talk and exhibition are funded through a grant from the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute of NMSU.

Museum admission is free and refreshments will be provided at the presentation.

The University Museum is located in Kent Hall, at University Avenue and Solano Drive, on the NMSU campus. Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about exhibits or programs, visit univmuseum.nmsu.edu or call 575-646-5161.