“Chimayo Two Centuries of Pilgrimage” which opens to the public on the 19th of March at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art! Here is the very talented (and handsome) Frank Zamora at work today painting a mural which reproduces segments of the altarpiece at El Santuario de Chimayo. You can catch Frank at work as our artist in residence Friday (March 11th), Saturday and Sunday of this week. How about that!
The other images are a photo by Jesse Nussbaum from 1910, showing pilgrims at Chimayo, and a photo by Emmett P. Haddon from 1958. Photos Courtesy of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives.
Our exhibition, which opens to the public on March 19th, includes historical material, 20th century art and photographs featuring El Santuario and some of the contemporary and historic artistic products of Chimayo, notably some magnificent weavings.
Not many people know that it is the bicentennial of El Santuario this year, and that in 1929 the Spanish Colonial Arts Society purchased it and donated it directly to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. So come along and enjoy this amazing exhibit!