An Ageless Craft: Historic and Modern Pottery at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology

For hundreds of years the peoples of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond made breathtaking pottery that was used for domestic as well as ceremonial purposes.

Through the passage of time, generations of masters have continued to practice their arts, continuing to create stunning pieces that have merged centuries of traditions with modern artistic sensibilities. Although they are geographically close together and share many cultural similarities, each pueblo has developed its own style that is unique to them.

An Ageless Craft displays the work of potters from nineteen of the twenty-one pueblos including Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso, the Nampeyo family of First Mesa (Hopi),

and Albert Alvidrez of Ysleta del Sur. This is a not to miss opportunity to experience the continuation of age-old pueblo traditions through over 280 beautiful works of art

from the Museum’s permanent collection, El Paso Archaeological Society’s collection, and items on loan from the private collection of Albert Alvidrez (former Governor of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo).

This is the largest exhibition undertaken by the Museum to date.

Admission is FREE

Hours of operation:

Closed Mondays and major holidays (we will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day)

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 9:00 (extended evening hours only during June, July, and August)
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00PM


Jan 24 2020 - Jul 31 2020


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El Paso Museum of Archaeology
4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso, Texas 79924


El Paso Museum of Archaeology