Winter Celebrations

Winter Celebrations
November 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Spring River Gallery
Opening in conjunction with our Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 7, 4-6pm

Traditionally, the dark and cold of winter meant that people would more often stay inside their homes, spending less time with friends and eating whatever would keep during the season when little grows.
Wanting to counteract this trend, people all over the world have set a number of important holidays in the winter to encourage socializing and feasting. Hanukkah and Christmas both celebrate miracles, while Eid-alAdha and Diwali mark the anniversary of important events in Islamic and Hindu history respectively. Kwanzaa is a celebration of African American culture, and the Winter Solstice and New Year’s Eve are about renewal and the cycles of time. 

This December, we will be enjoying all of the winter celebrations with a selection of works from our permanent collection.