Sacred Art in the Age of Contact

Event Date: 

Saturday, September 16, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017

Event Date Details: 

AD&A MUSEUM HOURS:  Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 5pm, Thursdays 12 to 8pm.

Event Location: 

  • Art Design & Architecture Museum

Event Price: 

Free admission

Event Contact: 

AD&A Outreach Coordinator Lety Garcia, lgarcia@museum.ucsb.edu or 805.893.2951

Chumash, Whale Effigy, Late Period (1300-1769 BCE), Steatite, 7.9 x 3 in. (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Robert Phelan Collection)

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact brings together a diverse body of objects dating from the first decades following the Chumash’s contact with the Spanish, c. 1769-1824. These materials offer a fuller picture of the relationship between art and spirituality in both Chumash and Spanish traditions, and demonstrate the sustained deployment of Chumash visual systems by native artists in early colonial visual culture. Highlighting themes of sacred geography, language, materiality and resistance, Sacred Art in the Age of Contact investigates the mutually transformative interaction between these traditions, which have implications on the ways in which the cultural dynamics of Santa Barbara County are understood today.

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact is curated by Margaret Bell and Diva Zumaya, Adjunct Assistant Curators and Doctoral Candidates, History of Art & Architecture, and is organized by the AD&A Museum.

The exhibition's second venue, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum , also displays objects from Santa Barbara area collections dating from the first decades following the Chumash’s first contact with the Spanish, c. 1769-1824. Visit the SBHM site for dates and museum hours.

Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara
 

   

 

 


California HumanitiesSupport for Sacred Art in the Age of Contact was provided by Mrs. Lois Erburu, and with a grant from California Humanities.

 

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