Mimbres of my dreams. Notes from New Mexico.

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Photo from the official literature about the Mimbres Collection at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, which we got to visit.

In this past week, one of my life-long dreams came true when we visited the world’s most comprehensive permanent collection of Mimbres pottery. ¬†You will immediately recognize it for its delicate and graphic nature-referenced painting on pottery. I fell in love with this pottery on our earliest trip to New Mexico in 1989 when I first saw it in collections in museums in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Continue reading