11/6/07

Alexander Girard "The Nativity" poster


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170 nativity scenes were on view at the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art in Kansas City, Mo. They are, with few exceptions, from the collection of Architect-Designer Alexander Girard, whose Santa Fe home is filled with a vast assortment of folk art. Hallmark Cards sponsored the exhibition for the benefit of the People-to-People Program, which has its headquarters in Kansas City. The idea was a happy one: in this one show, the people of 20 different lands are bound together by a single theme, and the exhibition is the most popular the gallery ever had. Time magazine, Dec. 21, 1962

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