Community Art Gathering: El Nacimiento at the Tucson Museum of Art

December 15th (2018)

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    Room: Off Site - Tucson Museum of Art

    Shambhala Tucson Visits El Nacimiento in La Casa Cordova
    at the Tucson Museum of Art
    Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM 

    Meet at the main entrance to the Tucson Museum of Art; -we will tour La Casa Cordova, the Museum, and then repose to Cafe A La C'Art for afternoon tea. Admission to the Museum is $12-adult; $10-Senior (+65); $7 Youth (13-17); Free for Children 12 and Under.  For those of you attending the Way of the Moon practice at the Tucson Shambhala Center (12/15/18 from Noon-2:00pm) we will be heading down to TMA directly after the practice session.

    El Nacimiento is the largest and longest-running nativity scene in the southwest. Created in the 1970’s by Maria Luisa Tena, El Nacimiento is a Tucson treasure and a must-see work of art for any season.

    La Casa Cordova, the oldest adobe home in downtown Tucson, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. La Casa Cordova was built within the area enclosed by the Presidio wall. Some historians believe that La Casa’s original rooms may predate the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. This date of construction is based on the oldest portion of the building, the two back rooms on the south side, which appear on the earliest known map of Tucson, the 1862 Major D. Ferguson map.

    La Casa Cordova is named for the Cordova family who acquired the building in 1936 and lived in it from 1944 until 1973.

    Tucson Museum of Art - La Casa Cordova - El Nacimiento
    140 North Main Avenue,
    Tucson, AZ 85701