Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201



A Timeless Tradition



Year-long Exhibit - September 2015 to September 2016

Experience the time-honored skills and knowledge of pottery making that have permeated thousands of years in Native American and First Nations communities. This year-long exhibit will explore and share Native American pottery of North America, from the arctic tundra of Alaska to the deserts of the Southwest and the Woodlands of the East. Some Native Woodland nations have begun rediscovering their ancestors’ pottery traditions, which lay dormant for the last two hundred years.

We will show pottery building techniques practiced by indigenous earthenware artists. These artists reflect the tactile connection of clay to the reverence of their environment to continue their ancestors’ pottery traditions today. This exhibition will highlight the time-honored pottery traditions of Southwest Pueblo tribes; focusing on three notable Pueblo pottery legacies.  



Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers, seniors: $3.00 
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE



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