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View into the Collection: Dinner Plate or Canvas in the Round?

@ Online Saturday 05.25, 2024

Join Amy Johnson, our Curator of Collections, as she explores the notion of a dinner plate as an art form. A handy and useful dish at the breakfast, lunch, or dinner table, the plate considered here serves as a canvas for lovely geometric designs. Our collection of plates reveals an assortment of sizes, clays, and artistic output. The recognizable and straightforward shape discloses a story of continuity and tradition. Grab your favorite dish and join us for another segment of a View into the Collection.

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Amy’s work with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center spans nearly 19 years, and her focus is on caring for nearly 4,000 works in our permanent collection. IPCC’s permanent collection consists of pottery, jewelry, textiles, baskets, regalia, paintings, prints, and a small collection of archaeological material. The works in our collection showcase each of the 19 Pueblos here in New Mexico with a small collection of cultural material from tribes of the Greater Southwest. The ongoing efforts to continually, and carefully preserve each piece for future generations of Pueblo artists, our guests, and researchers are paramount to the mission of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.