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Fragments Exhibit  Programming:

Exhibit Opening

Thursday, October 26
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy music, food, and a lecture about current pottery research at PGM. Free and open to the public!

Pottery for Kids

Saturday, November 4
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Creative kids can unleash their inner artist with fun, hands-on pottery making activities based on the pottery of the past! Register!

Pottery Making Workshop with Ron Carlos

Saturday, November 18
1 to 4 p.m.
Spend the afternoon creating handmade pottery with Ron Carlos using the paddle and anvil technique. Register!

Pots for Tots: Free Craft Time

Sunday, December 17
2 to 3 p.m.
Pottery crafts great for children ages 6 & under. No registration needed, included with paid museum admission.

Pots for Tots: Free Craft Time

Sunday, January 14
2 to 3 p.m.
Pottery crafts great for children ages 6 & under. No registration needed, included with paid museum admission.

Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Series - Findings from Fragments: Archaelogical Discoveries Through Pottery

Fridays in February
noon to 1 p.m.

Free Brown Bag Lectures Series

Curator’s  Behind the Scenes Tour – Stories Pots Tell

Wednesday, March 21
10 to 11 a.m.

From Pieces to Paintings: Family Painting Workshop with Oliverio Balcells

Sunday, April 8
1 to 3 p.m.

Coming October 2017...

Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales 

How do archaeologists use pot sherds?

Hear the untold stories of pottery sherds and discover what these pieces of the past can reveal. Find out how archaeologists rediscover history from pieces of pottery in Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales, a new exhibit opening on October 26 at Pueblo Grande Museum.

Visitors typically see the most unique and complete pottery vessels of a museums’ collection on display. They seldom see, or know about, the thousands of broken pottery fragments called ‘sherds’ that are preserved in storage. Sherds can be used by researchers to uncover a variety of details, such as how the pottery was made, used, and where it was produced. These details aren’t always obvious during examinations of gorgeous whole pottery vessels.

Using local and traded examples, Fragments invites visitors to see how sherds help archaeologists piece together new ideas about the ancestral O'Odham, more commonly known as the Hohokam.  This exhibition will feature sherds that connect the Hohokam with their neighbors across the Southwest and northern Mexico during the time of the European Renaissance.

Listen to local Native perspectives on archaeology and cultural preservation while experiencing traditional O’odham songs that tell of the mountains surrounding Pueblo Grande and their deep connections to past, present, and future O’odham generations. Visitors will also have the chance to test their own research detective skills. Interactives and 3-D printed replica pottery sherds in the exhibit provide a hands-on opportunity for guests to discover the tales pottery fragments can tell for themselves.

Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales is on display through August 2018 and included with regular Museum admission. This exhibit is the result of collaborative efforts between the City of Phoenix, Pueblo Grande Museum, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and Stax3D.