The life and work of artist
The Heritage Center has 44 pieces on display, including the sculpture "Desert Bronze" that is on permanent display in the Heritage Center's
"This is part of a multi-museum project," Heritage Center Executive Director
The Heritage Center is the only museum in
Houser, a descendant of the Chiricahua Apache Nation, which later became known as the
To make the exhibit in
The paintings on display at the Heritage Center are on loan from a museum in
"We feel like Indiana Jones," Moore said. "We get to open the big crates with crowbars. We knew what size they were going to be, but we didn't know how big the crates were."
As part of the exhibit program statewide, the Heritage Center's education team worked with other educators from around the state to develop an education guide to provide more information about the exhibits, Houser and his works.
The Heritage Center has also included several Apache artifacts to solidify the details illustrated by Houser.
Moore said she's excited about the Houser display, which is one of several exhibits planned for the next three years.
"We're gathering more loaned exhibits, a higher level of national shows, and more of the local artists we love," Moore said.
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