March 8 - September 1, 2019
“The El Paso Museum of Art’s retablos collection—the second-largest in the United States—is being highlighted in a new installation featuring the museum’s key collections gifted by El Paso’s Hamilton, McKnight, and Roderick families. The exhibition, representative of the breadth and depth of EPMA’s holdings, focuses on the Virgin Mary in her many folk and formal manifestations. It includes ex-votos, or paintings commissioned to commemorate miracles, and retablos santos, or paintings of saints and holy figures. Joy and Suffering illuminates not only the devotional culture of 19th century Mexico, but also the daily joys and sufferings of life.”
Joy and Suffering: The El Paso Museum of Art’s Collection of Mexican Retablos, a series of talks and exhibition tour will be offered on April 6. RSVP here.
On View: April 6, 2019 | 1–3 pm
Joy and Suffering: The El Paso Museum of Art’s Collection of Mexican Retablos
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, 79901 TX
(915) 532-1707Get directions