Oaxaca is a city of almost constant celebrations and festivals, and a city of people who keep ancient cultures thriving in their everyday lives. Oaxaca’s history dates to the 16th century, the Oaxaca valley much earlier than that. The customs and heritage of the past are perhaps most evident in the diversity of folk art created within this community that has gained an international reputation for its arts and crafts.
The unique surrealistic, brightly colored wood carvings called “Alebrijes” are highly sought after by collectors, the pottery has become one of the area’s most popular crafts, hand-woven rugs and other textiles are unique to the villages they represent. Many of the villages surrounding Oaxaca specialize in a craft, which is particular to that village. Bowers Museum has invited notable Oaxacan artists to demonstrate their crafts and sell their original works of art--creating for you a sampling of this incredible paradise.
Experience the CREATIVITY WITHIN TRADITION.
Discover THE BEAUTY OF OAXACAN FOLK ART.
Only at the Bowers Museum November 23 – November 25.
“Jewels of the Connoisseur” VIP Reception
Thursday, July 25- 6 – 8 PM
In the Museum’s tradition of bringing fine jewels to the Bowers, we will celebrate the opening of “Jewels of the Connoisseur” with an exclusive VIP reception in the Huang Sculpture Garden where you will have the opportunity to meet the noted gemstone miners, cutters, and designers, Buzz Gray and Bernadine Johnston while enjoying wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
December 4, 2013