Follow the Star: World Nativities


Hours: 12:00 to 4:30pm Mondays through Saturdays.
Sunday, December 2, 1:00 - 5:00pm during Glad Tidings: A Celebration of Christmas
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 10:00 - 2:00pm during the Epiphany Program
Museum closed other Sundays and December 17 - 18 and 24 - 25.

Admission: Donations Welcome

See how Christians around the world have adapted the Nativity scene to represent their own national, regional and local cultures, in our fourth annual exhibition featuring crèches from around the world. The three-dimensional Nativity scenes, made from local materials with regionally distinctive clothing, animals and structures, complement the Museum’s collection of Nativity art dating from medieval times through the early 20th century. “Follow the Star” includes crèches made in countries traditionally associated with production of Nativity sets, such as Germany, Italy, Poland and Latin America. It also includes some made in countries typically not associated with crèches, such as Tanzania, Cameroon, Egypt and Ethiopia.