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View into the Collection: Pueblo-Made Nativity Sets

@ Online Saturday 11.26, 2022

Join Amy Johnson, Curator of Collections, for an in-depth look at artwork and cultural items from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Permanent Collection. As 2022 nears an end, and the holiday season is upon us, you may find inspiration to bring out your holiday ornaments. The Christmas holiday is observed at many of the Pueblos. Amy will highlight our small, yet charming collection of Pueblo-made nativity sets. Many of us are familiar with the Pueblo Storyteller figures, now take a look at the mastery of Pueblo potters who create the adored figures and animals commemorated during the holiday season.

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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.