Museum earns Cooper Foundation grant

Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 11, 2010

A planned exhibition of contemporary Navajo weavings at the University of Nebraska State Museum has received a $9,335 grant from the Cooper Foundation.

The exhibit, opening in October in Morrill Hall, includes educational programming for youth and adults. Three Navajo weavers will visit Lincoln and interact with artists, educators and members of the local Native American community.

Project coordinator Wendy Weiss, a professor of textiles at UNL, describes the educational outreach components as a model for some of the other 15 local textile and fiber art exhibitions planned this fall as Lincoln hosts the biennial conference of the Textiles Society of America.

The grant was among 10 awarded in the first quarter of 2010. Joseph H. Cooper established the Foundation in 1934.

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