Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art is described on the Dixon website:
The exhibition is drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection and is co-organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, and Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.One of my favorites from this exhibit is their featured piece:
Power & Piety is filled with works of fine and decorative art created for the many churches that populated Latin America, religious works of art created for the home, and objects intended for private devotional use. Ranging from paintings of saints to furniture used in devotional practices, these works illuminate how both piety and social ambition fueled the production and conspicuous consumption of religious art in these culturally rich societies.
|Juan Pedro López, Our Lady of Solitude, 18th Century
Photography was not permitted, but I found photos online of some of the pieces that struck me, such as:
Tabernacle, School of Caracas, Late 18th Century
but I never found a picture of the 17th century Sacrarium Door with the Image of Christ that had early on been re-purposed for private devotional use. I found this exhibit inspiring.
It was a pretty day, so I spent some time in the cutting garden: