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The Legacy of Spanish Colonial America

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the beginning of Spanish settlements in this country, THE LEGACY OF SPANISH COLONIAL AMERICA was a survey of religious and secular decorative arts by artists and craftsmen of northern New Mexico. The exhibition of 160 two- and three-dimensional objects presented an introduction to the artistic traditions established by early generations of Spanish settlers and includes historical and contemporary examples of painting, weaving, woodcarving, met­alwork and furniture making. A special feature of the exhibition was a large body of works by contemporary santeros, a title which refers to artists that produce painted or carved religious figures and holy scenes called santos.

“Saint George and the Dragon” by David Nabor Lucero