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Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery

One Day Only!

Tuesday, November 15 | noon-5 p.m. | Union Station | Free


The Kansas City Museum and Union Station Kansas City, with Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, are launching a tour of Southwest Native American pottery. This exhibition consists of approximately 70 Pueblo Indian ceramic vessels and supporting materials dating from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. The exhibit illustrates the remarkable variety of pottery created during a dynamic series of transformations in the Southwest.


Some of the vessels in the exhibition are conservative and adhere to the traditional style of a particular pueblo while others incorporate innovations specifically designed for the tourist market. Individuals, such as Nampeyo from Hopi Pueblo and Maria Martinez from San Ildefonso Pueblo, became recognized for the distinctive quality of their work, examples of which are presented in the show.


Through this exhibition, drawn exclusively from the rich collection of the Kansas City Museum and Union Station Kansas City, visitors will be introduced to various styles of Pueblo pottery as well as an understanding of the narrative behind its continued development.


ONE DAY ONLY! Preview a selection of these ceramics Tuesday, November 15 from noon-5 p.m. in the Arthur Stilwell Room at Union Station. This is our chance to share these exceptional vessels with our community before they embark on a three year nationwide tour!

At 6 p.m., Kansas City Museum’s November Community Curator, Bill Mercer, the curator for the Pueblo to Pueblo exhibit, will explore the history and artistry of these beautiful ceramics.


Click here to learn more about the exhibition and see where it’s traveling


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