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NMSU Museum has retablo exhibition curators’ talk


The NMSU Art Museum (UAM) will host a virtual curators’ talk called “The Virgin Mary: From Immaculate Conception to Our Lady of Sorrows” at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, via Zoom, for a discussion of the museum’s inaugural retablo exhibition as part of Labor: Art & Motherhood in 2020 for a virtual curators' talk and exploration into the history of the UAM’s Mexican Retablo collection.

Co-curators NMSU Art Department Assistant Professor Silvia Marinas-Feliner and NMSU graduate student Courtney Uldrich will discuss their methods in curating an exhibition in connection with motherhood and exploring the importance of the Virgin Mary as one of the most exemplary models of motherhood, UAM said.

This exhibition is the first time the retablos have been displayed since the 2000 exhibition El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University. With a recent donation of more than 200 retablos by renown retablo specialist and conservator Gloria Giffords, UAM’s Permanent Art Collection now houses 2,000 19th-century retablos, the largest such collection in the United States. Discussion will also include the history of the UAM collection and a behind-the-scenes look at the process of accessioning the recently acquired retablos into the collection.

Register for the talk at www.nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdO-vqzwqHNblufRdKZcp_E20anRkg0LF.

For more information, visit www.uam.nmsu.edu/alone-together-2/.

Contact UAM at 575-646-2545 and www.artmuseum@nmsu.edu.