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Colombian-American artist Natalia Arbelaez draws inspiration from American and Amerindian ceramics processes and iconography to consider the ways historical and personal influences impact cultural identities. Participants of all ages are invited to take a virtual journey to the artist’s studio, then work in a 7,000-year-old pre-Columbian-style of pottery to create a mythical self-portrait out of clay or easy-to-make salt dough.

This program is intended for all ages.

Culture Pass is a program for cardholding patrons of New York City’s public libraries, the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library. Support for Culture Pass is provided by The New York Community Trust, Charles H. Revson Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. To learn more, visit

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