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Take A Tour Of The World With College Of New Rochelle's Crèche Collection

Nativity scenes from across two continents are currently on display at the College of New Rochelle's Castle Gallery.
Nativity scenes from across two continents are currently on display at the College of New Rochelle's Castle Gallery. Photo Credit: John Haffey
College of New Rochelle President Judith Huntington alongside a Peruvian interpretation of Christ's birth.
College of New Rochelle President Judith Huntington alongside a Peruvian interpretation of Christ's birth. Photo Credit: John Haffey
A Mexican ceramic angel holding the Holy Family.
A Mexican ceramic angel holding the Holy Family. Photo Credit: John Haffey
A Southwest nativity scene
A Southwest nativity scene Photo Credit: John Haffey

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- With Christmas right around the corner, the College of New Rochelle's Castle Gallery is helping Westchester residents get in the spirit with an exhibit showcasing nativity scenes from across the americas.

More than 80 nativity scenes, or crèches, are on display in Nativity Scenes from the Americas , a showcase of the artistic talents of North and South American artists. Works range from as close to home as the U.S. to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru and beyond. The artwork demonstrates the cultural diversity in representations of the Nativity in the Americas while also highlighting common features of a shared history.

The collection will be on display until Jan. 10, and is being curated by Dr. Nereida Segura-Rico. The nativities are part of the Kate Canty Crèche Collection, and have been generously donated by the Eileen and Jim Canty family.

The Castle Gallery is located within the Leland Castle, a magnificent 19th century castle located on the college's campus. Admission is free.

For more information on the Castle Gallery and Nativity Scenes from the Americas, click here .

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