Pottery Project Exhibit


The World’s Largest Collection of Southwest Indian Pottery

The Pottery Project exhibit celebrates 2,000 years of Native pottery-making traditions in the American Southwest by showcasing more than 150 choice specimens from the larger, renowned collection of more than 24,000 pots and other vessels.

The exhibit occupies a 1000-square-foot, glass-walled room that adjoins both the preservation lab, where conservators carefully study and ever-so-gently repair the fragile ceramic specimens, and the vault, where the complete treasured collection is stored under exacting temperature and humidity controls. The space is meant to give visitors not only an eyefull of remarkable cultural artifacts but a birds-eye view of the lab and the vault.

The exhibit space is equipped with educational and interactive displays and celebrates the art of the potter and the science of the archaeologist via videos and hands-on experiences. 

The Arnold and Doris Roland Wall of Pots