Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes

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Dec 8 2016 - Jan 7 2017

Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico presents the tradition of Nacimientos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Colombian and Spanish Colonial representations. The exhibition features a rich tradition of handmade Nacimientos from the Museum’s permanent collection and loans from Edwin R. Jordan; many of the nativity scenes in a variety of materials depict a reflection of Mexico’s landscape, such as cacti, turkeys, and market scenes.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Latin American
  • Sacred
  • Mexico
  • Various artists

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