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Native basketmakers to be discussed at museum

Staff reports

Author and artist Mary Lee Fulkerson will present a free program for the public on the traditional basketmakers of Nevada on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.

In her talk, “Weavers of Tradition and Beauty: Basketmakers of the Great Basin,” Fulkerson will focus on her research and the artists she has worked with, many of whom are included in the “Handed Down: Nevada’s Living Folk Arts” exhibit in the Nevada State Museum’s Changing Gallery. A resident of Reno, Fulkerson wrote a book on Native American basketmakers of Nevada.

Fulkerson’s talk is part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series, which takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All talks run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum, located at 600 N. Carson Street. The Lofting Park entrance on the north side of the museum complex is used.

For details, call 687-4810, ext. 239.

The Nevada State Museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission charge is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, free for children under 18. Museum memberships run from $15 and include free visits to the museum, a 15 percent discount at the museum store and other benefits.