“Crèche Culture” Exhibit

“Crèche Culture” Exhibit

November 29, 2019 12:00 PM - January 5, 2020 3:00 PM

Alfons Gallery

St. Joseph Center

1501 S. Layton Blvd. (Greenfield Ave. at 27th St.)

Milwaukee, WI 53215


Valerie Christell

Alfons Gallery Curator



An exhibition of more than 100 Nativity sets from around the world returns to Alfons Gallery this Advent and Christmas season. “Crèche Culture” will be on view through January 5, 2020.


Created by local and global artisans and brought to the gallery by sisters from the congregation’s various missions, the crèches reflect the School Sisters of St. Francis’ global outreach. They range in style from realistic to abstract, and come in all sizes and colors.


The exhibit also includes Nativity-themed paintings and other works created by sister artists of our community, some dating back more than a century.