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|NEW MAIN EXHIBIT NOW OPEN!
“New Deal Art: CCC Furniture and Tinwork”
Already extended by popular demand through December 30th, 2012The “New Deal Art: CCC Furniture and Tinwork” exhibit has been designated a We the People project by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Click here for more information about the exhibit.
||Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions
The Recent Acquisitions Gallery also has a new installation. A number of generous donors have gifted both colonial and contemporary objects to the museum in the past year. Among the items now on view are a rare 19th c leather pouch, fashioned from a Plains Indian parfleche, that was used to store 54 Spanish documents; a handwoven chasuble and stole, the unique creation of Spanish Market artist and renowned weaver Rita Padilla Haufmann; an intricately carved carreta by another Spanish Market artist, Lawrence Quintana; and an exquisite silver cross necklace by jeweler Michael Bird Romero of Ohkey Owingeh and Taos pueblos. The latter illustrates the continued cross-cultural influences in artistic design that are characteristic of New Mexican pieces today as well as in the past.
The new Education Room and Youth Gallery features 31 works by Spanish Market youth artists from the last 18 years. Objects include retablos, bultos, silverwork, carved bone, woodcarvings, and textiles. Their work is an inspiration and a reflection on one of the Society’s goals: to promote the continuation of these important and beautiful traditional art forms.
|New Exhibit: San Ysidro Labrador / St. Isidore the FarmerThe Museum of Spanish Colonial Art recently installed an exhibition of 21 images—including bultos, retablos, a straw appliqué panel and a painting on tin—of this popular Saint. Most of the images of San Ysidro created in New Mexico depict him with oxen and an angel guiding the plow. He is most frequently depicted wearing the basic red-and-blue bayeta (lightweight wool) uniform of the frontier soldier and settler, with a broad-brimmed hat and knee-length breeches, holding a spade, ox goad or crescent-shaped hocking knife (used to cut the hamstring of an oxen to bring it down for butchering). The artworks in this exhibit illustrate the range in style used to depict San Ysidro from the early 19th century to today. From the towering Saint standing amidst the stories of his life and miracles by Catherine Robles Shaw, to the intricate straw appliqué scenes by Diana Moya Lujan, each artist finds a unique perspective to illustrate their personal connection to this Saint. While James Córdova emphasizes the Saint’s importance to agriculture through delicately carved and painted cornstalks, Belarmino Esquibel focuses on his piety, the Saint’s head bent in prayer. The patron saint of Madrid and of farmers, San Ysidro was born to a poor family in 1070. Isidore was canonized as San Ysidro Labrador in 1622 for the many miracles associated with him. His wife, to whom miracles are also attributed, was canonized soon after as Santa María de la Cabeza. Devotion to San Ysidro spread to the Americas, and in New Mexico, the Saint became an important part of local lore and agrarian life.Click here for more information about San Isidro and the exhibit.|
Future Exhibits at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art will be noted here as they are confirmed.
|LECTURE CANCELLED, Sorry for any inconvenience
Kathy Flynn, Lecture
|FOURTH SUMMER HOME TOUR
Home of Barbara & Bud Hoover
Sunday, August 26, 2012
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Join us as we view this lovely home and incredible art collection. Barbara and Bud Hoover are two of the most gracious hosts in Santa Fe, and they are long time friends of the Society. Their extraordinary art collection travels with them from Santa Fe to Palm Springs and then returns each spring. The collection includes many New Mexico art pieces but also ranges across a variety of styles and periods, all adding to the grace of their home. This is the first time they have opened their home to the Society, so please join us for this special home tour close in to town. The tours are restricted to members-only and will be filled on a first come, first reserved basis. All of the homes are in the Santa Fe area except for the September tour, when we visit a lovely home with a wonderful art collection in Albuquerque. Tickets are $35 per person per home tour. To reserve and pay for attendance, please call Janella Marsh at 505-982-2226, Ext. 103.
|FIFTH SUMMER HOME TOUR
Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:00PM – 4:00PM (Please note the change of time.)SIXTH (LAST) SUMMER HOME TOUR
Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Home of Spanish Market Artist
Mark your calendars now for the special home/art tours planned for this summer. The home tours were a big hit last year and we think we have some wonderful surprises for you this year. The tours are restricted to members-only and will be filled on a first come, first reserved basis. More detailed information about each tour will be available in a couple of weeks. All of the homes are in the Santa Fe area except for the September tour, when we visit a lovely home with a wonderful art collection in Albuquerque. Tickets are $35 per person per home tour. To reserve and pay for attendance, please call Janella Marsh at 505-982-2226, Ext. 103.
|Rabbi Marvin Schwab, Lecture
“How the Maccabees Set the Stage for Christianity”
Monday, October 29, 2012
Please join us for a a behind the scenes journey through a period of history known as the, “Inter-Testimental Period,” the time between the end of Jewish Scriptures and the beginning of the writing of Christian Scriptures. Imagine a time when the idea of a messiah was not integral to Western Religious thought. Imagine a time when Judaism and Hellenism were openly in conflict with each other. Come and explore the fertile ground which the Maccabees unwittingly prepared and in which Christianity took root. Most people have heard of Christmas. Many people have heard of Chanukah, since it often comes at about the same time of year. At first glance, other than presents and their timing, these two holidays would seem to have nothing much in common. In reality, without the events of Chanukah, and what followed them, there might never have been a Christianity, and thereby no Christmas. Lecture is free to Society members and $5 for non-members, and is held at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Reservations are required, so please call 505-982-2226 to reserve.