The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: Two Exhibition Openings, One Night


Start Date: May 14, 2022 - 04:00pm

Location: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology will be hosting an open house on Saturday, May 14, 2022, for remarks from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., as we welcome photographers Randall Hyman and David Grant Noble. Mr. Hyman will introduce us to his work with the Sámi community of Northern Europe while Mr. Noble will showcase his landscape photography of the Southwest.  Participants will have a chance to meet and talk with both featured photographers and purchase one or several of Noble’s books. The event is family friendly and free and open to all. We will offer non-alcoholic beverages and light fare. 

Both exhibitions and the public opening are sponsored in part by UNM's Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.

On Randall Hyman

Randall Hyman has traveled the globe on magazine assignments for over four decades covering natural history, science, and cultural topics from Northern Europe to South America to Asia to Africa. His photo essays and articles have appeared in a range of magazines including Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Discover, American History, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Huffington Post, Science, Wildlife Conservation, National Wildlife, British Heritage and various National Geographic books.

As a 2013 Fulbright Scholar in Norway and guest of the Norwegian Polar Institute, Mr. Hyman covered field science, resource development, and climate change in the Arctic for a number of organizations and publications. In 2015, he was the distinguished Josephine Patterson Albright Fellow of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, expanding on his coverage of Arctic climate change. In 2018 he photographed and produced this exhibit about the Sami, northern Europe's only indigenous people, which began touring North America in 2019. He continues to focus on Arctic topics and lecture on polar climate change across the United States and Europe.

(See his magazine work including a showcase of the Sámi exhibit) 

On David Grant Noble

Noble’s first photographs, made in Vietnam, were recently published in his memoir, “Saigon to Pleiku: A Counterintelligence Agent in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, 1962-1963.”  In 1970 and 1971, he photographed Mohawk iron workers in New York City and Ojibwe wild rice harvesters in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He became interested in photographing the Southwest’s ancient cultural landscapes in 1972-1974, when he was the photographer on the School for Advanced Research’s excavations at Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, near Santa Fe. This job soon led to his writing and illustrating his archaeological guide, “Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest,” which, in turn, led to “In the Places of the Spirits.” He has authored or edited a dozen books on the deep history of the American Southwest. 

Noble’s photographs are in many collections, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Yale University’s Beinecke Library, The New York State Museum, and the Heard Museum, in addition to the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Examples of his photography can be seen at his website. 

David Noble was born and raised in Massachusetts, attended Yale University, served in the army in Vietnam, and was for many years on the staff of the School for Advanced Research. He lives in Santa Fe and is presently writing an archaeological murder mystery set in the Southwest.