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  • Photographs by American photogra-pher and filmmaker Laurence Salzmanndocument the life of the present day Jew-ish community of Turkey. The exibitioncelebrates the 5OOth anniversary of thearrival and welcome of the Spanish Jewsto Ottoman Turkey in 1492. Salzmann'swife Ayse, an anthropologist and nativeof Turkey, wrote the text which accompa-nies the photographs.

    Beauty from the Earth: Pueblo IndianPottery from The University Museumof Archaeology and AnthropologyThrough August 3, 1991

    Featuring 10S rarely exhibited piecesof pottery dating from as early as A.D.900 to as recently as 19S0, the exhibitionexplores 1,000 years of Pueblo Indian ce-

    ramic art traditions. Bowls, canteensmugs, pitchers and storage jars of theHopi, Zuni, Acoma and Laguna peoplesand their Anasazi ancestors are rich invisual metaphor and symbolism; this ispottery that refers to, reinforces and em-bodies the unique Pueblo world view.Ethnographic photographs and a video ofa modern Pueblo Indian potter are in-cluded in the exhibition.Western Heritage MuseumOmaha, NE

    The Vhy to Indepence: Memories of aHidatsa Indian FamilyThrough April 1991An exhibition exploring the transition

    from traditional Hidatsa Indian socity tomodern reservation life by focusing on

    three members of a Hidatsa family from1840 to 1920.

    Woodland Cultural CentreBrantford, Ontario

    In the Steps of our AncestorsThrough March 31, 1991

    Organized by the Bata Shoe MuseumFoundation and the Ontario Crafts Coun-cil, this exhibition uses North AmericanIndian footwear to illustrate the history oflife and beliefs of their owners, the cli-mate and geography of their surround-ings, and the influence of other cultureson them. The exhibition reflects thechanges that continue to affect the livesof Native people, but more than that, itcelebrates the demonstration to keepsome valued traditions alive.O

    Lectures, Conferences, & SymposiaCall for papers on African art

    The Ninth Triennial Symposium ofAfrican Art will be held April 23-25,1992 at the University of Iowa School ofArt and Art History, Iowa City, Iowa.Proposals from all disciplines and geo-graphical areas are welcome, and we es-pecially encourage those that emphasizecross-disciplinary and cross-cultural ap-proaches. Please submit abstracts to:Allen F. Roberts, Chair, AnthropologyDepartment, McBride Hall, The Univer-

    sity of Iowa, Iowa City, IA S2242. Dead-line for panel proposals is Spring 1991;deadline for paper proposals is October1, 1991. Additional information on theTriennial Symposium and the Arts Coun-cil of the African Studies Association(ACASA) is available from Lisa Aron-son, c/o Art Department, Skidmore Col-lege, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

    CIMI ConferenceThe second CIMI (Computer Inter-

    change of Museum Information) meetingto continue discussion on the develop-ment of a protocol for the exchange ofmuseum information will be held April21-22, 1991. For further informationplease contact John Perkins, CIMI Pro-ject Manager, 5659 Merkel St., Halifax,NS, B3K 2J1, Canada. Telephone: (902)454-4077; Fax: (902) 453-6152; EmailDialcom: 141 :TCN 4200.

    Museum Anthropology, Vol. 15, no. 1 30