Mata Ortiz Pottery
Unique pottery from the small village of Mata Ortíz.

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association and UNM Art Museum host Lobo Living Room “Mata Ortíz 1995-2015” on Wednesday, March 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the UNM Art Museum at the Center for the Arts on UNM’s main campus. This Lobo Living Room presentation is free and open to the public. RSVP online.

Lobo Living Room travels to the UNM Art Museum to present a lecture on the distinctive and unique pottery from the small village of Mata Ortíz, in Casas Grandes, Mexico.

UNM Distinguished Professor of Art and Ecology, Bill Gilbert, will discuss the effect the potters of Mata Ortíz have had on the Land Arts of the American West programs. He will look at the influence of ancient traditions, including Mimbres and Casas Grandes traditions on contemporary styles and discuss personal creativity within the context of family and neighborhood in Mata Ortíz.

A special reception and viewing of the pottery exhibit in the UNM Art Museum, Mata Ortiz 1995-2015, will precede the lecture presented by Gilbert.

The Lobo Living Room is a venue that features notable UNM alumni discussing, demonstrating, or performing in their areas of expertise, or UNM alumni-related events.

For additional information contact the Alumni Relations Office at (505) 277-5808 or email,