“Crèche Culture” exhibition features more than 100 Nativity set displays and sisters’ art
November 24, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Alfons Gallery Celebrates Christmas Around The World
An exhibition of more than 100 Nativity sets from around the world returns to Alfons Gallery this Advent and Christmas season. “Crèche Culture” will be on view November 24, 2019, through January 5, 2020, at the gallery, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee.
Created by local and global artisans and brought to the gallery by sisters from the congregation’s various missions, the crèches reflect the School Sisters of St. Francis’ global outreach. They range in style from realistic to abstract, and come in all sizes and colors.
“The display changes each year as more crèches are added to our collection,” said Valerie J. Christell, Alfons Gallery’s curator and director. “Accompanying these sets is related artwork in various mediums by School Sisters of St. Francis artists from our vast collection, which includes paintings dating back to the late 19th century.”