Folk Art of the Andes

andesstirrupsA major exhibition featuring over 850 works of art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This diverse group of Andean folk arts includes weaving, embroidery, woodcarving, ceramics, painting, and metalwork, reflecting the interweaving of indigenous craft traditions with European art forms and techniques. (Photo, above: Woman’s Sidesaddle Stirrups, Argentina, early 19th century, Silver, 5″ x 8.75″. Photo by Blair Clark) The exhibition provides a window into the rich spirit and culture shared by the peoples of this highland region of South America through works ranging from costumes, jewelry, utilitarian items, and toys to those used in religious practices and festivals. The exhibit will be accompanied by a richly illustrated 300 page catalog┬╗. In addition, public programming related to the Andes will take place throughout the year. The exhibition closed in the Hispanic Heritage Wing September 9, 2012, and in the Bartlett Gallery on March 10, 2013. Funding for this exhibition was generously provided by the International Folk Art Foundation, the Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Connie Thrasher Jaquith, and the Museum of International Folk Art Development Team.


Sunday March 10, 2013
10am to 5pm
Final day to see the Folk Art of the Andes exhibition.

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