Native American Fine Art and Family Day Nov. 8 in Crisp Museum


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 3, 2008 — In recognition of Native American Month, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will host a Family Day recognizing Native American Culture on Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Included in the event are hands-on activities for loom beading and dreamcatchers, informational displays depicting natural resources, housing, foods and trade items, demonstrations on finger weaving and pine needle basket weaving, along with a puppet show and the fine art exhibition “Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art.”

This exhibition is organized by the University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, N.M., in collaboration with the Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts, UNM. Support for this project was provided by TREX (Traveling Exhibitions Program of the Museum of New Mexico), the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 South Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and weekends noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the museum at or (573) 651-2260.