The recent opening for “Native Art of the Americas” was a great success with approximately 65 people attending. The exhibit is a collaborative effort between Dr. Billie Follensbee, her students, and Special Collections and Archives. Each year Dr. Follensbee’s advanced art history classes have an opportunity to study art and artifacts on loan from local cultural institutions and private collectors, then in the fall of the next academic year the best of the students’ work is included in an exhibit designed by Special Collections’ staff. The current exhibit includes work from the 2016-2017 courses ART 385: Art of the Americas and ART 485: Art of Mesoamerica. Shown here is Elizabeth Ferguson with items she researched: colorful, hand-sewn textiles from Panama known as molas. “Native Art of the Americas” will be on display through January 18, 2018. Special Collections and Archives is located in Room 306 of Duane G. Meyer Library. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on university holidays). For more information, contact Anne M. Baker, Head of Special Collections, at 417-836-5428 or AnneBaker@missouristate.edu.