Dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes from around the world reveal how artists interpret & adapt the Christmas story to represent their unique personal and cultural perspectives.
This year’s World Nativities exhibition features an antique Moravian Christmas “putz” made by folk artist Jennie Trein (1879-1977) on loan from the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, Pa. A putz (from the old German word putzen, meaning “to arrange or decorate”) is a miniature landscape that tells the story of the Nativity.
Other nativities include some on loan from the Knights of Columbus Museum collection in New Haven, Conn., as well as outstanding examples from Glencairn’s own growing collection. Every year this continually changing exhibition offers new works for visitors to see, each one researched by Glencairn’s curatorial staff and labeled with a story that explains its significance and origins.
Exhibition runs Friday, November 29, through Sunday, January 5.
Self-guided tour, handicapped accessible
Closed 12/9-10 & 12/24-25
Special hours 12/26-29 only! Opens early: 10:00-4:30
No charge; suggested donation: $5
- Fri, Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm
- Sat, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm
- Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm
- Mon, Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm
- Tue, Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm
- Wed, Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm
- Thu, Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm
- Fri, Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm
- Sat, Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm
- Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm
- Mon, Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm
- Tue, Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm
- Wed, Dec 25 @ 12:00 pm
- Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am
- Starting Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, January 05, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
- Starting Thursday, December 26th, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm