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Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico

  • Mexic-Arte Museum
  • 419 Congress
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • December 9, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM

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.




Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico