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Tuesday, October 17, 2000

Exhibitions to Feature Santos, Tin

By Tracy Dingmann
Of The Journal
    Future exhibitions at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico include "Santos: Substance and Soul," which will open in June or July, said senior curator Andrew Connors.
    "That exhibition will look at New Mexican and Puerto Rican santos, particularly the materials from which they are made," he said. The in-depth exhibition will feature X-rays and pigment analyses, he said.
    The exhibit was organized by the Smithsonian Center for Material Research and Education and will be accompanied by a major symposium with the College of Santa Fe, the Museum of International Folk Art and others, Connors said.
    Also next summer, the gallery space will feature "El Papel," which looks at Mexican-American and Puerto Rican prints and posters from the 1960s to present.
    In the spring of 2002, the center will host "El Favor de los Santos," an exhibition of Mexican tin retablos from the New Mexico State University collection.
    And in the fall of 2002, all of the galleries will be filled with an exhibition of art by Hispanic and Latino artists from New Mexico, Connors said.