Nativities Around the World
Nov 6, 2015 – Jan 23, 2016
Nativities Around the World showcases more than 250 remarkable nativities of artistry and cultural value. Fashioned by hand or mass produced with wood, stone, ceramic, fabric, copper, gourds, seeds, and other materials, the figures reflect the cultures of their creators.
Global Lens of Fine Photography
Oct 2, 2015 – Feb 27, 2016
From the deserts of Morocco to the highlands of the Andes, Coca’s photographs inspire exploring the world. Visitors to the Museum can investigate traditional indigenous cultures, “meet” people from remote villages of Guatemala, wander the streets of Croatia and pass through the byways of Peru. [Picture is Morocco – Chefchouen]
The Mundoville Gallery of International Folk Art in Miniature features the world in miniature. The collection was donated by the late Jeanne Nash, a founding member of the Museum. Nash donated her entire collection to the Museum which comprises over 21 miniature houses, multiple small-scale scene replications and hundreds of international folk dolls representing eras, people, and cultures from around the globe. In addition there are numerous related life-size items. Many objects in the collection are hand-made from natural materials. [Picture is a miniature Texaco Station]
Village Arts Gallery
Village Arts Gallery is the home to world folk art, fine art, and artifacts all donated by local collectors and founding members. The collection represents ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures with emphasis on Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Scan the QR codes in the exhibit and view the story behind the artifact narrated by John Roberts.
Hall of International Textiles
View unique handstitched and woven textiles and wall hangings: applique, batik, cross-stitched, embroidered, beaded, and hand painted.