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Recent Additions to the Collections: Colonial & Contemporary
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 thru Sun, Apr 2, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

New additions to the museum's collection, including 14 award-winning pieces from the 2016 Spanish Market. Through April 2, 2017. spanishcolonial.org visit our website
"Sacramental Lives of Indios, Castas, and Españoles in the Indies"
Wed, Mar 1 onetime noon
Location: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

In this presentation, Assistant State Historian Rob Martínez will show what Catholic priests looked for when administering sacraments in colonies such as New Mexico in the 1700s, such as baptism and marriage, as well as the types of obstacles faced in such places. What those rituals looked like will be examined, along with descriptions of what a priest should do when encountering esoteric behaviors, such as love magic and sorcery. $8, free to members, 12 pm, 505-982-2226, spanishcolonial.org. visit our website
"The Life and Mural Art of Edward O'Brien"
Wed, Mar 15 onetime noon
Location: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Spanish Market artist Peter López will present a slide lecture about the mural art of Edward O'Brien who worked in New Mexico from 1960-1975. A native of Pittsburgh, O'Brien began painting murals on public buildings in the 1930s. O'Brien's work was profoundly influenced by a 1959 visit to Mexico and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe where he viewed the Virgin's image on the tilma of San Juan Diego. $8, free to members, 12 pm, 505-982-2226, spanishcolonial.org. visit our website
Mirror, Mirror... Photographs of Frida Kahlo
Sat, May 6, 2017 thru Sun, Oct 29, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Daughter of a photographer, Frida Kahlo was no stranger to the camera. This show presents more than 50 images of the Mexican artist and icon by photographers including Lola and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Imogen Cunningham, and Carl Van Vechten. Through October 29. 505-982-2226, spanishcolonial.org. visit our website

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