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'Images of Mary in the New World' Exhibit Opens at New Mexico History Museum June 29

on June 25, 2014 - 8:34am

Scene from 'Tatoo Nation.' Courtesy photo

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A new exhibit, “Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World” opens June 29 at the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe, with an array of special events planned throughout the summer and fall.

Events include:

Saturday, July 19, 1-3 p.m., Printing Our Lady, Gathering Space. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Bring the family and print a historic image of Our Lady on a replica medieval press. Using a Bobcat Press built in the 1970s by Cedar Crest’s Richard Hicks, visitors will get a feel for how colonial artists found images to paint.  

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2-4 p.m., Schola Cantorum, museum lobby. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Back by popular demand, Santa Fe’s Schola Cantorum performs “Echoes of Mary,” seldom-heard sacred music dedicated to Mary from the cathedrals of Mexico City and Cuba to the capillas of northern New Mexico.

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28, Painting the Divine Symposium: Mary in the New World, museum auditorium. Free. Learn more about the venerations of Mary in the Americas from scholars and art historians, including Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Clara Bargellini, James Cordova, Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Tey Marianna Nunn, Kelly Donahue-Wallace, and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt. Topics include the function and reception of Marian images in the Americas; monjas (nuns) and their use of Marian imagery in colonial Mexico; and dressed statue paintings in the Americas.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2-4 p.m., Albuquerque Baroque Players, museum auditorium. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. A performance of 17th- and 18th-century chamber music from Italy, Germany and France by MaryAnn Shore (oboe and recorder), Mary Bruesch (viola da gamba) and Susan Patrick (harpsichord).  

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-4 p.m., “Tatoo Nation," museum auditorium. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. See the 2013 documentary and hear from Director Eric Schwartz. Tattoo images of saints and specifically images of the Virgin Mary are popular in Latino and contemporary culture, among men and women. This documentary explores how sacred images have permeated the world of tattoos and what they mean and symbolize to the people who bare them. For more on the film, visit http://www.tattoonation.com/.

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2-4 p.m., 18th-Century Harpsichord Music, museum auditorium. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Susan Patrick performs and discusses 17th and 18th century chamber music from Italy, Germany and France. Patrick is an associate professor emerita in the Music Department at the University of New Mexico, where she taught classes in music history for 30 years. She has played with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, the Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Orchestra of the Duke, and other ensembles and is a founding member of the Albuquerque Baroque Players.

Learn all about the exhibit here. The New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is part of a campus that includes the Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. A division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Museum exhibitions and programs supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

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