Pueblo to PuebloPueblo to Pueblo:
The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery

June 15 - August 12,  2012
Lissa Noël Wagner Wing

Acoma Pueblo
Jar
1890-1910
Clay


Pottery making in the American Southwest is a tradition that first emerged about two thousand years ago. It is a functional art form that was passed from generation to generation over the span of centuries by people living in permanent villages, called pueblos. The pottery of each pueblo was unique, with differences in vessel shape as well as the designs painted onto the surface. By the late nineteenth century, these traditions were well established and pottery production quickly transformed from functional art to a marketable cultural expression.

 

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Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
432.683.2882