October 1st – 31st, 2017
In partnership with the Tom Lea Institute.
Tom Lea Sr. acquired a collection of Casas Grandes pottery in the 1920s which included polychromes and plainwares dating to the Casas Grandes Medio Period (AD 1200 – 1450). According to accounts, noted artist Tom Lea III created a catalog of twenty vessels with painted watercolors and text in 1928. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology and the Tom Lea Institute are proud to present this exhibit of ten ceramic vessels and their corresponding watercolors in honor of Tom Lea Month and the Museum’s ongoing Paquimé and the Casas Grandes Culture exhibition.