Jemez Historic Site

Jemez Historic Site, 2019

The PICT students created floor-to-ceiling video projections of historic images and oral histories; developed exhibit panels; chose a new color palette for the site; designed a new trail guide and an activity book; added two interactive touch-screen computer tablets that focus on artifacts and a Jemez event called “Light Among the Ruins;” redesigned two bathrooms highlighting the Jemez night sky and the volcanic features in the nearby Valles Caldera Wilderness Preserve; and installed an engraved wood floor featuring a map of the site drawn by the site staff, who are all Jemez tribal members. The Las Vegas company Old Wood carved the floor. “The media arts students took a dated and static exhibit from the 1970s and transformed it into a stunning dynamic experience,” said Ethan Ortega, instructional coordinator and supervisory archaeologist at the Jemez Historic Site.