Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes

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Dec 8 2017 - Jan 7 2018

Nacimientos: Traditional Mexican Nativity Scenes presents the custom of Nacimentos that survives in present-day Mexico as a visual amalgam of indigenous pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial representations. On display are handmade nativity scenes from the Museum’s permanent collection that are crafted from a variety of materials. These altars depict not only the customary manger, but a reflection of Mexico’s landscape, such as cacti, turkeys, and market scenes.


  • Various Media
  • Latin American
  • Sacred
  • Mexico

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