Members are invited to celebrate this exclusive preview of Spanish Colonial Art. Enjoy curated botanas by ELEMI, an El Paso restaurant that specializes in indigenous ingredients that pay tribute to Mexico’s rich culinary history.
Special guest and music performance by Azul Barrientos from Mexico City. Her performances pay homage to the musical influences of Spain, Africa and the Americas. Azul has performed for King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain.
“The empire on which the sun never sets” was an apt description for the Spanish Empire, which boasted a three-hundred-year period of colonial rule in North, Central, and South America. It was during this time, from the 16th through the 19th century, that Spanish colonizers of the Americas came to be among the world’s wealthiest people and, through the introduction of Catholicism, fundamentally altered the religious landscape of the Americas. Power and Piety illuminates the overlap and tension between social power and religion in the Americas through nearly sixty extravagant works of religious art commissioned for cathedrals and homes, including monumental oil paintings, luxury chairs, and exquisitely crafted silver lamps and candelabras.
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This exhibition generously sponsored by the Rogers Family, Texas Commission on the Arts, and El Paso Museum of Art Foundation.
The Member Preview is sponsored by the Shiloff Family Foundation and Texas Commission on the Arts.
The exhibition is drawn from the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and is co-organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York and Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.