New Pueblo Pottery installation at Sacramento’s Crocker Museum that features work from the Weiss Collection

Scott Shields of the Crocker Museum sent along this photo of their new installation from their collection of Pueblo Pottery. The bulk of it is from Dr. Loren Lipson but it also displays works donated by my sibs and I in honor of our parents Paul and Barbara Weiss. My parents went to Santa Fe every year from about 1990 to 2015 and brought back as many as 25 pots each year. About a third of the collection is at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, since 2007. About two-thirds is now also at the Crocker. A group of Palo Altans is taking an art tour later this month. Maybe that tour can include this room. My mother’s favorite pot is a “Cloud Burst” orange Dextra Nampeyo that is at the DeYoung but not part of the current Hopi display. A notable pot of ours in this picture is an avanyu snake carved large red pot by one of the Ebelackers. Maybe James Ebelacker. The collection included four generations. We bought a black bear fetish from a 10-year-old kid, descendent from the Tafoyas.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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