This exhibition tells the story of the Mexican retablo tradition, which blossomed during the 17th through 19th centuries. It includes devotional saint paintings believed to provide protection, health, and prosperity, as well as ex votos, small painted images related to a personal crisis requesting a favor or offering thanks. Objects for "Pinturas de Fe: The Retablo Tradition in Mexico and New Mexico" are on loan from museum and private collections including the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico.
When: Jan. 12 - Apr. 6, 2008
Where: Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Gallery Information: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 adults; free for youth 12 and under, Hearst Art Gallery members (Friends of the Hearst Art Gallery) and SMC community. The exhibition space is ADA accessible. Free parking is available adjacent to and across the road from the building.
Contact: Main Gallery (925) 631-4379