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Celebrating the Life

November 3, 2009 - 1:10pm

AUSTIN, Texas—The Fine Arts Library and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin will host the public opening of a recently assembled collection of art and artifacts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Fine Arts Library in the Doty Fine Arts Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

The collection was formed in 2005 when the College of Fine Arts acquired about five thousand artifacts from the Texas Memorial Museum and 60 objects donated by the Boeckman family of Dallas.

The most significant holdings in the Art & Art History Collection are artifacts of various pre-Columbian cultures made from materials such as ceramic, stone, metal, textiles, wood and feathers.

A rotating selection of items from the collection will be displayed at the Fine Arts Library indefinitely.

For more information or to RSVP to the opening, please call 512-495-4363.
 

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