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Museum Mondays
Weekly Terrarium posts about the Logan Museum of Anthropology & the Wright Museum of Art.

The work of the Beloit College Museums is covered in a weekly feature we like to call "Museum Mondays". Keep up with the collections by perusing the rich content found in the posts below.


Mata Ortiz Traditional Pottery for Sale in Museums Gift Shop

March 13, 2015 at 11:08 am

Mata OrtizAs stated in the February 20th Museums Monday, “Nicolette Meister, Curator of Collections, and Samantha (Sammi) Kinard’16, an anthropology major and museum studies minor, traveled to Mata Ortiz two weeks ago with a small group led by Henry Moy’78, director of the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, Oklahoma” to put the liberal arts into practice.To expand the educational experience of the acquisition trip, made possible through the generous support of the Anthropology Department and Richard Dexter'70, the Museums Gift Shop asked Nicolette and Sammi to purchase works for resale. Their mission was to identify pottery that was not only representational of the items being added to the Logan’s permanent collection but that would also fall into a medium retail price range of $5.00 to $25.00 with a few showy exceptions. Bonus: could they find and purchase turtles or pots with turtles on them, because – you know – Beloit loves turtles.The Museums Gift Shop is happy to report their success. Roughly 80 artists signed works of traditional pottery acquired during the Mata Ortiz trip will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, March 17. These pieces include handcrafted seed pots, wedding vases, earrings, and of course, turtles.

Museum & Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tender: Cash or Check