The exhibition that I was able to see was titled Relicarios: Devotional Miniatures from the Americas. This exhibition featured small transportable reliquaries which were used for devotion and often contained either hair or bones from saints. There was also a new acquisition of Mexican comic books from the 1970s. The variety of work in a smaller museum setting was really quite remarkable. The staff was very friendly and the gift shop had a lot of great local artwork. The museum also does a lot of work with the Spanish Markets held in town. The Spanish Market offers some of the best in traditional handcrafted artwork from local Hispanic artists, live music, art demonstrations, and regional foods. Admission to the market is free and that is a great deal to see the oldest and largest exhibition and sale of Spanish colonial artwork within the United States. For more information about the museum their website is helpful at www.spanishcolonial.org.
June 13, 2006
From journal Weekend Excursion in Santa Fe