Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spanish Colonial Art Exhibit at AMA

From April 12 to May 26, 2013, the Arlington Museum of Art's Spanish Colonial exhibit examines over 300 years of traditional Spanish art, including retablos, ex votos, santos, alters and more. This artwork was created by Spanish friars and missionaries who needed a new way of recreating art brought over by Spanish Conquistadors. Their new art adorned Spanish missions in Central America and southern United States, such as the New Mexico area. Spanish Colonial Art focused mainly on religious figures and practices to show the importance of religion in the daily lives of the colonists.

An opening reception for museum members and exhibit sponsors begins at 6 pm on April 12.

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