Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico
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.
Annex Gallery in the Mexic-Arte Museum (419 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701)
December 9, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Below are some photos of the beautiful exhibition that is up until the end of January. We also have a video conversation with Ed about the exhibition that is coming soon! Check back for an update next month!
In the meantime, a brief update, Jordan donated his library to Austin Friends of Folk Art and because of their special relationship with Austin’s Travis County, Travis County has established the Ed Jordan Library and Research Center at 700 Lavaca Street Austin Texas, including Jordan’s book collection of Folk Art and travel books on Mexico. The Austin Friends of Folk Art has also acquired Jordan’s stunning (60 piece) Heron Martinez Collection. Austin Friends of Folk Art has an arrangement with Travis County to store and display their folk art collections and Jordan’s Heron Martinez Collection, will be on display from time to time with Travis County in their various offices, while they work on a more permanent display space. The possible goal being to create an Ethnographic Museum of the various groups of people that have settled here in Austin Texas.