April 7, 2020 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Shemai Rodriguez, Community Engagement and Membership Manager
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Coming EXHIBITIONS:

LAS SANTERAS: IMAGES OF FAITH AND FOLKLORE, FEMALE DEVOTIONAL ARTISTS OF NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO
April _  - Sunday, November 8, 2020

NOTE: The opening date is currently pending. We are watching currently unfolding events carefully and will update the opening date when concrete information is available. Thank you for your flexibility.

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Hi Res Images: Image  Image credit: Lorrie Garcia. Patrona de la Santa Fe. 2004. 38” h x 18” w x 9.5” d

Media Contact: Nicole Dial-Kay, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Harwood Museum of Art; ndialkay@unm.edu; (575) 758-9826 ext. 110
 

Summary:

This is one of the most significant gatherings of US Santeras in history. We are showing 28 pieces by 21 female artists, the majority of whom have never shown in a museum before. These are truly hidden treasures of this customarily masculine devotional art tradition, which is exclusive to the US Southwest.

In this exhibition, the individual Santeras of New Mexico and Colorado are represented along with their works of art, with an emphasis on their carving talents, history, differences in styles and contemporary expressions. Many of these Santeras carve and paint, as well as being involved in other types of cultural arts of New Mexico. Several originate from generations of artists, while others have gained their own fame and high status through their perseverance and hard work.

There are four types of Santo carving represented in this exhibition:

1. The altár which features panels each depicting a scene or image
2. The bulto or santo which is the three-dimensional statue
3. Cordova carvings which feature the natural wood rather than a painted surface and which some may consider a bulto
4. The retablo which is a single panel

 Full Exhibition Description

 

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS:

 

AGNES MARTIN GALLERY
Agnes Martin Gallery
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EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY & TAOS SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
Dorothy and Jack Brandenburg Gallery
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KEN PRICE, "DEATH SHRINE I" FROM "HAPPY'S CURIOS"
Alcove
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COLLECTION OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO HISPANIC WORKS
Hispanic Traditions Gallery
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CONTEMPORARY WORKS FROM THE HARWOOD COLLECTION
Joyce and Sherman Scott Gallery
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General Information: 

General Information Booklet

Current Exhibition Calendar

Upcoming Exhibition Calendar

Public Programming and Events Calendar

 

Image Requests:

Completed image request forms (downloadable form here) can be submitted to The Collections Department at info@harwoodmuseum.orgPlease note that requests can take 3 to 6 weeks for processing.