Di Wae Powa: Opening Celebration

Di Wae Powa: Opening Celebration

When: October 12, 2019

From: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

The Tewa Pottery Advisory Committee and Poeh Cultural Center invite you to join us at the public opening reception for DI WAE POWA and welcome our pottery home. After a century long journey, Tewa Pueblo pottery acquired within the Tewa villages is returning back to Tewa hands. These pots, along with a research gallery, are a ground breaking co-stewardship between the Poeh Cultural Center and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

11 AM – 4 PM
Opening Reception will include traditional Pueblo food, dances, speakers & pottery demonstrations.

The Poeh Cultural Center at the Pueblo of Pojoaque, has finalized an agreement with the National Museum of the American Indian to open a groundbreaking new exhibition and research space that will feature 100 pots of Tewa origin at the Poeh. The exhibition, titled Di Wae Powa: They Came Back, is an historic partnership for both the Poeh and NMAI, because it involves a long-term co-stewardship and display of Tewa pottery that were collected from Tewa Pueblo potters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And now, those same pots will return home and be reunited with the descendants of their creators. The public exhibit opening is set for October 12 and will include Tewa Pueblo dances, foods, speakers and pottery demonstrations.