Nativities & Trees: Global Traditions
Nov 3, 2017 – Jan 20, 2018
Nativity scenes from around the world will take center stage this holiday season at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. An exceptional exhibit and an educational program highlights the crèche and its universal significance. Nearly 300 one-of-a-kind nativities are showcased, all on loan from travelers or collectors in Northern Colorado. Versions of the crèche are found in countries on every continent. The unique visions and perspectives by different cultures are amazing and eye-opening.
Ranging in size from miniature to large-scale, the nativity treasures are crafted or manufactured from a variety of materials including wood, stone, ceramic, and metal. More exotic sets feature fabrics, gourds, and even seeds. Rare, collectible, and antique nativities will augment the eclectic display. The Main Gallery exhibit will also feature holiday trees with decorations.