March 7 - January 2, 2022
From the Museum:
“Devotional objects play an important role in the daily life of communities and can be admired as much for their artistic value as for their spiritual significance. The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will present over 35 devotional sculptures and paintings from its impressive collection of Latin American art in Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico, opening February 28. The exhibition focuses on two distinct but related practices: bultos, wooden sculptures of saints and other holy figures, and ex-votos, paintings that commemorate personal miracles. Devoted explores the imagery and function of these objects, which are the embodiment of the active spiritual relationships between their creators, patrons, and communities. Created in Mexico and New Mexico between the early 19th and mid-20th centuries, these notable works in the Museum’s collection are historical examples of traditions dating back hundreds of years that continue to be practiced today.
Devoted will be on view through January 2, 2022 and opens simultaneously with Frida Kahlo: Five Works. Both exhibitions are curated by Dr. Mark A. Castro, The Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art, and are included in free general admission. “
On View: March 7, 2021 | 1–5 pm
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