"The Border Project" exhibit examines historical and contemporary life in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands region.

A new exhibit at the UA Museum of Art seeks to examine historical and contemporary life in the U.S./Mexico borderlands region.

Lauren Rabb, co-curator of The Border Project, says the exhibition combines the efforts of artists, academic researchers and scholars from several University of Arizona departments.

Rabb says it was important for her that the exhibition provide a broad representation of the borderlands experience.

“We touch on everything from the actual desert landscape, and things in the desert, to artists in the desert and how they interact in the desert, to political issues, historical issues, and the culture of food in Native-American communities,” she says.

The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes, and Lifescapes continues through March 11, 2012, and includes several public outreach events.