Historically, as well as in the present day, depictions of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and numerous saints and other figures have played a vital role in the ceremony and pageantry of Catholicism, acting as visual representations of beliefs and ideas, and serving as a focal point for devotion and prayer. Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico features devotional works drawn from the DMA’s Latin American collection, exploring interrelated artistic traditions in the two regions. The exhibition spotlights the complexity and artistic qualities of these objects, which embody the active spiritual relationship between their creators, patrons, and communities.
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Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
Images: Attributed to José Rafael Aragón, Saint Rosalia of Palermo, early 19th–mid 19th century, carved wood, gesso, paint, hide, cloth, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus, 1961.52; Juan Ramón Velásquez, Our Father Jesus the Nazarene, late 19th century, carved wood, gesso, paint, leather, and canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus, 1961.44; George López, Adam and Eve and the Tree of Life, 1956, carved cottonwood, pine, cedar, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase, 1956.100.1; Ex-voto Dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, 1886, Mexico, oil on tin, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus Foundation, 1961.84; The Ascension of Christ, late 18th–Early 19th century, Mexico, oil on canvas with metal milagros, Dallas Museum of Art, The Cleofas and Celia de la Garza Collection, gift of Mary de la Garza-Hanna and Virginia de la Garza and an anonymous donor, 1994.37.6