A new installation of 19 contemporary Pueblo ceramic objects are on view in the Native American gallery. Pueblo pottery, traditionally made by women, has been integral to Native American communities of New Mexico and Arizona for thousands of years. With westward expansion in the 1800s, foreign visitors to the Pueblos began to purchase vessels which had previously been made for traditional use.
Pueblo ceramics are now a flourishing art form, highly sought after by international collectors and museums. Both women and men now make pottery, some working with traditional forms and techniques, and others experimenting with new materials and subject matter. This installation of vessels and figural sculptures includes work by Susan Folwell, Jody Naranjo, Diego Romero, Les Namingha, Lisa Holt, Harlan Reano, Jennifer Moquino, Inez Ortiz, Virgil Ortiz, and Jonathan Naranjo.