Alumna to Unveil Exhibition at New Orleans Museum of Art

Cristin J. Nunez, of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 2005, is thrilled to see two years of work come to fruition this Saturday, July 24, with the opening of “Ancestors and Descendants: Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century,” an exhibition she co-curated at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). The show features rarely seen material from the George Hubbard Pepper Native American Archive at Tulane University, including art, photographs and pottery. Pepper was an ethnologist who traveled in the Southwest around the turn of the last century.

Cristin, who majored in art history and journalism at W&L, and works at the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, put the exhibition together with NOMA curator Paul J. Tarver. The accompanying catalog, she reports, is largely based on her master’s thesis in art history, which she obtained from Tulane last year.  After graduation from W&L, Cristin spent two years at the Field Museum, in Chicago, before entering grad school in New Orleans, her hometown.

For more on the exhibition, see the NOMA website and the mention in the July 16 edition of the New York Times.



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