Mexican Pottery of the Twentieth Century

September 4, 1999 - January 30, 2000

The exhibition featured over 1,200 clay works, including commemorative and patriotic Metepec portrait pitchers; huge Michoacan pineapple jars; highly burnished blackware of Oaxaca; bizarre and wild figurative pieces from Ocumicho; high-fired and brightly glazed Majolica pottery, introduced to Mexico by the Spanish in the sixteenth century; whimsical animal figures of Tonala, and Oaxacan ceramic dolls made by the renown Aguilar family. An entire room commemorated one of Mexico's most famous holidays "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead).