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BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures opens new exhibit with street fair May 8

"Rise Up From Fragments: Life and Arts of the Western Anasazi" on display

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures at Brigham Young University will officially open a new exhibit titled "Rise Up From Fragments: Life and Arts of the Western Anasazi" Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The museum, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, will also host a street fair and Native American dancing by Morning Star on Saturday in conjunction with the celebration of Utah Prehistory and Heritage Week.

Following the opening event, the exhibition will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be on display until April 2006. Admission is free.

The exhibit features artifacts made and used by the Western Anasazi, a branch of ancestral Pueblo people who lived near Kanab, Utah.

Lent to BYU by Lanny Talbot and said to be from a single site, the artifacts provide a rare glimpse of life among a small, localized group of people over several generations.

Pieces in the exhibit include pottery vessels such as bowls and pitchers, stone and shell ornaments, polished tools, arrowheads and gaming pieces.

The exhibit will also feature interactive sections where children and adults can explore how pottery is made, see how arrowheads are hafted and examine how sherds are smoothed to make new tools. A rock-art slide show will also be part of the exhibit.

The exhibit is co-curated by BYU students who are taking museum practices courses.

For more information, contact Jennifer Beveridge-Lassey or Marti Lu Allen at (801) 422-0020.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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