Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

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Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

115 works given to national park
Jim Jensen of Mason, Wisconsin, speaks to Mesa Verde National Park Museum Curator Tara Travis next to a display of artwork recently donated to the park from the Estate of David Rockefeller.
The Estate of David Rockefeller recently donated 115 works of art to Mesa Verde National Park, including a circa 1924 black-on-black jar created by Maria Martinez from San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. John D. Rockefeller purchased the pottery directly from Martinez during trips to the Southwest in the 1920s.

Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

Jim Jensen of Mason, Wisconsin, speaks to Mesa Verde National Park Museum Curator Tara Travis next to a display of artwork recently donated to the park from the Estate of David Rockefeller.
The Estate of David Rockefeller recently donated 115 works of art to Mesa Verde National Park, including a circa 1924 black-on-black jar created by Maria Martinez from San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. John D. Rockefeller purchased the pottery directly from Martinez during trips to the Southwest in the 1920s.
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