The Maxwell Museum is holding a Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 2 from 4- 6:30 p.m. in support of Hanging of the Greens. Follow the luminarias to the Maxwell and find affordable, unique gifts in the museum store, which supports local artists, fairly-trade crafts, and the museum's educational mission. Save 20 percent on all full-price items. Many more items are greatly discounted. The annual holiday sale runs through Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Additionally, the Maxwell will preview its interactive touch table and "Heist!" a fun new application that allows visitors to collect images and information on a smart device (such as a cell phone, iPad, iTouch, Android device). On display exclusively for the open house will be unique Mayan objects and photographs including hand tinted lantern slides depicting Mayan villages, circa 1927 – 1942, from the Fay Cooper Cole collection. The interactive technology is part of a project called Open Exhibits funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Ideum, a multi-media company in Corrales, N.M.
The open house is free, refreshments will be served.