Impressive Spanish-style scene now available to view

November 28, 2012 by  

A traditional nativity scene created using colonial Mexican history and tiny lights, ‘El Nacimiento’ is now underway in Tucson, Arizona.

The small lights number in their hundreds and are on display in one of the oldest buildings in Tucson – La Casa Cordova. With a range of earthenware figures also there, this nativity scene is the longest-running Nacimiento found in Southern Arizona.

Guests are invited to come and enjoy the intricate arrangement of hundreds of figures – miniatures created in artistic likeness – to enjoy this elaborate yet unique version of this cultural inheritance. In this nativity, the simplicities of rural Mexican faith are combined with Spanish Colonialism. Some of the exhibitions show traditional village life in an accurate portrayal, while others depict scenes found in fantasy worlds.

This is strictly an artisan’s rendition and is very much a labor of love. It was put together by Maria Luisa Tena in memory of her mother and it has been re-installed at the Museum in its true state.

Poster printing, brochure printing, and flyer printing may have been used to advertise and promote this exhibition to the artisticly-minded people of Tucson and the surrounding communities. The exhibition can be seen for the price of admission to the Museum.

The El Nacimiento, The Nativity Scene, is being hosted right up until June 1, 2013 at the Tucson Museum of Art Historic located at 140 N. Main Avenue in Tucson. To lean more, visit the Tucson Museum of Art Historic website or call 520-624-2333.