Through January 20, 2008
Back by popular demand, more than 200 santons, or “little saints” in French, will be on display for the holiday season. The exhibition includes many examples on loan from the personal collection of Edith “Fuzzy” Gipstein as well as santons from the museum’s permanent collection.
Santons are hand-painted clay figurines that populate a miniature replica of a 19th-century village in southern France. Also included is the 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 museum’s permanent collection.