The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology will hold special evening hours Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. during the UNM Hanging of the Greens, when the campus will be illuminated by more than 13,000 luminarias. 

Visitors are welcome to the museum to enjoy the exhibitions, refreshments, and holiday harp music by Albuquerque musician Guy de Lyne. There are two new exhibits besides the permanent collection. The event is free and open to everyone.

Visitors can also take care of some holiday shopping. The Museum store will be open during the event. And the shop is holding a holiday sale through Saturday, Dec. 21, with discounts of up to 20 percent in-store or online. 

The shop is a treasure trove of high-quality gifts for all ages. For the collector of Southwestern art, there are handwoven Navajo (Diné) rugsZuni fetish carvings, and handmade pueblo pottery. There is jewelry made by award-winning New Mexico artists, including earrings and necklaces of traditional materials. For the children on the gift list, there are books with stories and historical information about New Mexico’s past, and there is a collection of anthropology-themed books for adults as well. And T-shirts with the distinctive Maxwell logo make great gifts for everyone.  

The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology explores human stories past and present and shapes the future through innovative teaching, research, and public engagement.