Have you been to the El Paso Museum of Art? If not, you should. We really do have a great museum and next month, they are holding an event that will highlight Spanish colonial art.

The Museum of Art event, Painters and Pilgrims: Spanish Colonial Art and the Catholic Imagination in Mexico, is not just an art exhibit, there will be art talks that will showcase the Museum's renowned collections of Spanish Colonial art and Mexican retablos. From the Museum's website:

"Retablos, or small devotional paintings on tin and copper, were part of everyday life in 19th and 20th century Mexico. They were displayed at major pilgrimage sites throughout the country, and in homes and churches. The exhibition, representative of the breadth and depth of EPMA’s holdings, focuses on the Virgin Mary in her many folk and formal manifestations. It includes ex-votos, or paintings commissioned to commemorate miracles, and retablos santos, or paintings of saints and holy figures."

Art talks will be by Dr. Jorge Rivas Pérez from the Denver Art Museum Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, and Dr. Elizabeth Zarur, the Assistant Professor of Art History, New Mexico State University. After the talks, there will be tours of the exhibition Joy and Suffering: The El Paso Museum of Art’s Collection of Mexican Retablos and a reception. You will need to RSVP for the event.

WHAT: Painters and Pilgrims: Spanish Colonial Art and the Catholic Imagination in Mexico
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza
INFO: 915-212-3072

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