Restoring Tewa Cultural History

Museum Exhibition Opening Reception: 8/18/16 from 4-7pm
Traditional Dances, Pottery Demos & Free Food

We welcome the public to join us in celebrating the begining of the Coming Home Project which aims to provide access and study to historic cultural collections of Tewa people. For over a century many cultural items have been collected and dispersed away from their communities – the Poeh Cultural Center works to regather these items and bring them home through exhibitions and long-term relationships. The “Coming Home Project” exhibition will display the history of Tewa Pueblo arts collecting, where they have gone and how it has evolved.

Chapter I of this project an ongoing partnership with the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian. Slated for arrival in October 2016, nine (9) historic Tewa pots will be installed for long-term loan to the Poeh Cultural Center. The nine pots will be joined by an addition 91 pots, at a future date, to compete the exhibit of 100 historic Tewa pottery.