Enfilade

Exhibition | Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on December 25, 2020

The Ascension of Christ, detail, late 18th–early 19th century, Mexico, oil on canvas with metal milagros (Dallas Museum of Art, The Cleofas and Celia de la Garza Collection, 1994.37.6).

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From the DMA:

Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico
Dallas Museum of Art, 21 February 2021 — 22 January 2022

Historically, as well as in the present day, depictions of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and numerous saints and other figures have played a vital role in the ceremony and pageantry of Catholicism, acting as visual representations of beliefs and ideas, and serving as a focal point for devotion and prayer. Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico features devotional works drawn from the DMA’s Latin American collection, exploring interrelated artistic traditions in the two regions. The exhibition spotlights the complexity and artistic qualities of these objects, which embody the active spiritual relationship between their creators, patrons, and communities.