Native American Architect Duane Blue Spruce presents, "Creating a Native Place - The Design and Construction of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.," Monday, Aug. 30, from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. at Pearl Auditorium. A pre-lecture reception and book signing is set at 4:45 p.m. Among his titles is "The Land Has Memory" and "Spirit of a Native Place."



The lecture is part of the Monday night series hosted by the UNM School of Architecture and Planning in correlation with the school's new course on indigenous architecture.

Blue Spruce served as primary liaison between the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C. and its architectural design and construction team for 10 years. He now works at the NYC branch of NMAI, the George Gustav Heye Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information the course and other upcoming speakers, visit news.unm.edu.

Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales, 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu