A jarring experience

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Sep. 23—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology maintains typological collections of historic textiles, baskets, jewelry, and contemporary art. About 75,000 exhibition quality objects are in the collection, including MIAC's collection of more than 6,000 Southwestern ceramics. The holdings represent the prehistoric period (circa 400-1500), an era of experimentation that resulted in regional styles; the historic period (circa 1500-1800), during which regional pueblos developed their unique traditions; and the modern period (circa 1880-present), when individual artists began receiving recognition in the marketplace. At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Diana Sherman, manager of Archaeological Research Collections at MIAC, presents "Black-on-White or White-on-Black?" The presentation is a behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of vessels in the museum's pottery collection. The presentation is free with admission ($12 with discounts available). Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1269, indianartsandculture .org — M.A.