Visionaries in Clay: Pueblo Potters, Past and Present

Visionaries in Clay: Pueblo Potters, Past and Present

Couse-Sharp Site Luna Chapel

In the Luna Chapel, the exhibition Visionaries in Clay: Pueblo Potters, Past and Present presents highlights of Native artists, both historic and contemporary, who have helped define our understandings of Native identity and cultural expression through their bold work.  The exhibition draws from the strong historic pottery collection of E.I. Couse and from contemporary Native artists in northern New Mexico.  The historic potters were visionary for their experimentation in form and designs imbued with symbolic meaning.  The contemporary potters are visionary for their continued experimentation that challenges stereotypes of  “Indian” and force us to confront our own biases and perceptions.

The exhibit includes some of E.I. Couse's historic pottery collection as well as contemporary pottery from Hopi/Zuni, Santa Clara, Navajo, Taos, Cochiti, and Acoma artists.  The exhibition will be available for viewing on Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm through the end of October.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, call (575) 751-0369.

Pictured: Taos Pueblo artist Angie Yazzi with her work and a piece for the Couse collection.