November 24 through January 22, 2007
Back by popular demand, more than 200 santons – “little saints” – in French, will be on display for the holiday season, featuring santons from the personal collection of Edith “Fuzzy” Gipstein as well as from the Museum’s permanent collection. Santons are hand-painted clay figurines, which populate a replica in miniature of a 19th-century village in southern France along with a traditional crèche. Santons are at the center of an important two hundred-year-old tradition that is still maintained today in the area of Provence. Complementing the exhibition are seasonal paintings and sculptures from the permanent collection.
Fuzzy Gipstein will present two slide lectures, Les Santons de Provence.
Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 pm and Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm.