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March 31, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Paloma Lopez

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water: Pueblo Pottery and the Environment

With Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh), Jason Garcia (Santa Clara), and Dr. Christina M. Castro (Taos, Jemez, Chicana)

Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh) sits down with Jason Garcia (Santa Clara) and Dr. Christina M. Castro (Taos, Jemez, Chicana) to discuss deeply seated connections between Pueblo pottery and the environment. Martinez, Garcia, and Castro examine the ways in which Pueblo values and beliefs pertaining to the environment are reflected in Pueblo pottery and explore the impact of climate change on Pueblo communities and practices.

This event is free with museum admission.

Photos from left to right: Dr. Matthew Martinez. Photo credit: W. Hank Beckerhoff, Dr. Christina M. Castro, Jason Garcia. Photos courtesy of the Vilcek Foundation.


This panel is the second of four events in this year’s Native Arts Speaker Series.

The 2023 SAR Native Arts Speaker Series, Grounded in Clay Conversations, celebrates the Grounded in Clay project, which includes a traveling exhibition, catalog, and documentary, by headlining stories that have surfaced as a result of this project and opening conversations about lesser-known narratives intersecting Pueblo people and pottery. Learn more about the full series here.