Maria Luisa Leon Teña learned the art from her mother.
The display depicts scenes from Genesis through events in Jesus’ ministry, as well as some folk-life scenes, and might take your breath away.
El Nacimiento has been presented in Tucson from November to March since 1978. It has been housed in a glassed exhibition space since 2009 at the Tucson Museum of Art’s historic Casa Cordova.
NASA will use the 20-year-old WIYN Telescope on Kitt Peak to further its search for habitable planets outside our solar system.
The Wayback Machine will perform at Boondocks Lounge to raise funds for the Tucson Folk Festival.
El Nacimiento at the Tucson Museum of Art’s the historic Casa Cordova is a elaborate 800-piece Nativity installation.
Maria Luisa Leon Teña spent more than 30 years adding pieces, updating scenes and setting up the nacimiento to honor her mother, who died in 1977.
Jane Poynter, president and co-founder of Paragon Space Development Corporation, in 2009.
Jeffry Scott/La Estrella de TucsónVera Bowlby, en una imagen del 16 de octubre de 2005. Vera sabe lo que es vivir con VIH, y lo comparte con los demás.
Alice Cooper, sans makeup, frequents Arizona's golf courses. You can sometimes spot him in television commercials touting Arizona businesses, services and charities.
Arizona's Luke Walton (4) drives to the basket as Michael Schwertley defends during the Red-Blue Game on Oct. 28, 2001.
Arizona's Jason Gardner (22) drives against Salim Stoudamire (20) during the Red-Blue Game on Oct. 28, 2001.
Arizona's Jason Gardner (22) goes for a basket against Michael Schwertley during the Red-Blue Game on Oct. 28, 2001.
Central Arizona Project canal near Picacho Peak in 2001.
Former UA basketball coach Lute Olson and daughters Christi Snyder, left, and Vicki Olson, right, laugh as he is honored at Lute and Bobbi Olson Court in McKale Center in 2009.
Fans weather a rain storm during the Wildcats' home opener against The University of Alabama-Birmingham Sept. 13, 1997.
UA Tight End Mike Lucky (88) catches a first quarter pass in the home opener against University of Alabama-Birmingham linebacker Shawn Alexander Sept. 13, 1997.
Wildcat defensive tackle Daniel Greer sacks Iowa quarterback Kyle McCann for a loss in the first quarter in the home opener of the UA football season at Arizona Stadium Sept. 19, 1998.
Ryk Neethling takes a break from his training to talk with another swimmer at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
Chase Budinger gets ASU's James Harden, left, off his feet as he makes a drive Feb. 10, 2008.
Chase Budinger drives past UCLA's Darren Collison in the first half of UA's 68-66 loss to UCLA March 2, 2008.
Chase Budinger works to get the crowd going after scoring a three in the second half of the UA/Texas A&M basketball game Dec. 2, 2007.
UA wide receiver Dennis Northcutt catches, then loses a pass in the end zone during the first half as Stanford's Corey Hill holds on for the tackle Oct. 11, 1997.
All-Star Chad Diemeyer - Amphitheather High School's Chad Dietmeyer on Aug. 8, 2001.
All-Star Kevin Fink - Catalina Foothills High School linebacker Kevin Fink on Aug. 8, 2001.
All-Star Justin Bentley - Santa Rita High School Justin Bentley on Aug. 9, 2001.
All-Star Jon Heitzinger - Catalina Foothills High School linebacker Jon Heitzinger on Aug. 8, 2001.
UA's Salim Stoudamire drives against UCLA's Brian Morrison Feb. 14, 2004.
UA's Salim Stoudamire steals the ball as UCLA's Cedric Bozeman attempts to get it back at McKale Center Feb. 14, 2004.
UA's Salim Stoudamire drives hard to the basket against UCLA at McKale Center Feb. 14, 2004.
Arizona's Salim Stoudamire fights for a rebound with Stanford's Rob Little at UA's McKale Center Jan. 10, 2004 in Tucson, Ariz.
University of Arizona's Monica Bisordi performs on the beam April 3, 2004 at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics South Central Region at McKale Center.
All-Star Brock Knight - Canyon del Oro High School's Brock Knight ran for 127 yards in CDO's 27-14 victory on Oct. 2, 2004 C4 Photo Hiss first of three TDs gave CDO a 7-0 lead.
Twenty percent of sales at Saturday’s Prickly Pear Festival will go to aiding the visually impaired. Admission is free.
All-Star Shawn Kobylinski - Flowing Wells' Xavier Zavala tackles Foothills' Shawn Kobylinski in the third quarter of the Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells High School on Oct. 22, 2010.
All-Star Luis Parra - Catalina Foothills High School offensive lineman Luis A. Parra III on Aug. 6,2010.
Tucson High's Tremaine Cox, 21, drags a group of Pueblo High School defenders with him for a gain in the first quarter of Friday's game at Tucson High School. Tucson lead Pueblo 21-20 at half. Photo taken on 9/10/99.
All-Star Philo Sanchez - Sunnyside High School's Philo Sanchez, (6) looks for running room against the Sahuaro Sabercats Friday night at Sunnyside High School. The Scottsdale high school led 19-0 at halftime. Photo taken 8-31-01.
All-Star Ricky Gomez - Palo Verde offensive left guard and defensive nose tackle Ricky Gomez, is a senior, on Dec. 2, 2005.
All-Star Jose Luis Lopez - Offensive lineman Jose Luis Lopez of Sunnyside High School on Aug. 23, 2005.
All-Star Isaac Villa - Offensive lineman Isaac Villa of Sunnyside High School football on Aug. 23, 2005.
Cienega quarterback Seth Mejias-Brean looks for running room on a sweep in the second quarter at Nogales High School football on Oct. 31, 2008.
Richard Sanchez led Sunnyside to a 50-5 record over four seasons between 2000 and 2003. The team reached the state semifinals each of those seasons and the final in three of them.
Richard Sanchez, Sunnyside High School football coach, Sept. 28, 2004.
At age 95 on Sept. 2, 1999, Rollin Gridley was the oldest living UA football player, and his memories of his days at the UA are still vivid. After his playing days, Gridley went on to become a legendary coach at Tucson High School. A football signed by numerous players is a memento given to …
CDO's Jared Tevis intercepts a fourth quarter pass intended for DJ Foster at CDO on Oct. 2, 2009.
CDO's Jared Tevis plows down Teddy Ruben for a second quarter interception return for a touchdown at CDO on Oct. 2, 2009.
CDO's Jared Tevis is caught from behind by Elliot Koester at the end of a 30-yard punt return in the second quarter at Catalina Foothills High School football, Oct. 9, 2009.
CDO's Jared Tevis breaks tackles enroute to a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Cienega at CDO state semi-final football game, Nov. 27, 2009.
CDO's Jared Tevis returns a punt for 30-yards in the second quarter, helping set up a touchdown for Canyon del Oro at Catalina Foothills High School, Oct. 9, 2009.