Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest

IDEA Space at Colorado College (Colorado Springs)

January 20 - March 8, 2014

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The InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts (IDEA) program at Colorado College announces the opening of Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest. The exhibition will take place in the IDEA Space, located in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Art Center, 825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A series of related lectures and events begins with a gallery talk on January 22 at 4:30pm. Details on events can be found online at http://www.theIDEAspace.com.

Devotional Cultures traces European Catholic imagery and ritual practices as they took root and evolved in Latin America, Central America, and the American Southwest. Featuring masterworks from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, the exhibition demonstrates that, rather than existing as copies of European art, Spanish Colonial artworks reveal layers of global influences and responses to those influences over time, resulting in a distinctive style. The exhibition is curated from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by Michael Brown, Research Associate, Denver Art Museum New World Department and Rebecca Tucker, Associate Professor of Art History.

Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest is made possible by the generous contributions of the Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies, the Stillman Fund for Exhibitions, the Office of the President, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, the Office of the President, and the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.  

IDEA Space at Colorado College
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.389.6066

Tue-Sat: 12:30-7pm
http://www.theIDEAspace.com

 


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