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Friday, November 23, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019
Daily 12:00 - 4:30 PM
Closed December 10-11, 24-25

Suggested donation $5 per person

This year Glencairn Museum celebrates the ten-year anniversary of our annual World Nativities exhibition. Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists adapt the Nativity story to represent their own spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and regional environments. Settings for the Nativities have been created by Bryn Athyn artist Kathleen Glenn Pitcairn. Visitors will have the opportunity to Meet the Artists in a special section of the exhibition devoted to the work and lives of ten people who make Nativities. On selected days Nativity artists will be available to meet with visitors and demonstrate their artistic techniques (see below).

For more information and photographs of Glencairn’s annual World Nativities exhibition, see this article from Glencairn Museum News.


R. Michael Palan and Karen Loccisano
Saturday, December 1, 1:00-4:00 PM


Artists R. Michael Palan and Karen Loccisano (Bridgewater, NJ) will be available to speak with visitors in Glencairn’s Great Hall, and will show examples of several of the award-winning Nativity figures and settings they have made in recent years (including their American Presepio and Flemish Nativity). They will also display and discuss some of the materials they use. This husband-and-wife team loves making, and talking about, Nativities. “Having the chance to talk to visitors about our work is one of our favorite parts of doing what we do.”

Navidad Nativities, Inc.
Sunday, December 9, 12:00-4:30 PM


Nativity artisans A.J. DiAntonio and Michael Stumpf from nationally recognized Navidad Nativities, Inc. (Bucks County, PA), will be presenting five unique Nativities in Glencairn’s Great Hall, in addition to the five other sets that are on exhibit as part of the “World Nativities” exhibition. They will show how the concept for one of their designs evolves, and the all-wood construction techniques they use to create their settings. A.J., who has a personal collection of over 400 Nativities, and Michael, who has been crafting custom Nativities for over 38 years, will be sharing their passion about their art with Glencairn visitors. Several Navidad Nativities will be for sale on this day.

Jeronimo Lozano
Saturday, December 15, 12:00-4:30 PM
Sunday, December 16, 12:00-4:30 PM

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Retablo artist Jeronimo Lozano, a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, will be available to meet with visitors in Glencairn’s Great Hall. He will show examples of his work and demonstrate how he makes Nativity retablos. In Peru, retablos are created in the Andes Mountains, near the city of Ayacucho, by the Quechua-speaking people (the language of the Incas). A native of the Ayacucho region, Lozano sculpts and paints all of his figures by hand, and also builds the retablo boxes. Lozano has exhibited his work in a variety of museums. He now lives in the United States, and considers himself an ambassador for Andean arts.