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Book Signing with Award Winning Author Charmayne Samuelson

Please join us as we welcome Charmayne Samuelson on Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25, 2023, 11am-3pm for a book signing  of her Best Seller biography SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz. a biography of the anthropologist who jump-started the Mata Ortiz pottery movement after meeting potter, farmer, and cowboy Juan Quezada.
Was it all destiny? Read this fascinating tale of the American Princeton-educated anthropologist who discovered the work of Juan Quezada.  When he purchased 3 pots at a Deming, NM, junk store, he became obsessed with finding the artisan who made them.  Deep in Chihuahua, Mexico, he met Juan Quezada a farmer and cowboy making pottery for the tourist trade.  Juan Quezada went on to produce world-class art in the form of exquisite pottery. And so did the hundreds of potters that followed in the years to come.

Ron Bridgeman, author of The Magnetism of Mata Ortiz, writes: “This is a wonderfully written and truly entertaining book! It is full of many interesting nuggets about Spencer never before published…Congratulations to author Charmayne Samuelson on a great job.”

This event is included with regular Museum admission.


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Nov 24 - 25 2023


11-3 Friday & Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


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