Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary
|July 27, 2015|
|July 5, 2015 – July 3, 2016|
|Art of the Spanish Americas|
Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary: Colonial Painting from South America, the second phase of an exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, features eight paintings on loan from the the Marilynn and Carl Thoma Collection, one of the country’s most distinguished collections of Spanish colonial art. These works tell the story of how local miracles helped Catholicism spread throughout South America as early as the sixteenth century. They also illustrate how European artistic styles, traditions and subject matter transformed and were transformed by peoples in the Americas. The exhibition has recently been re-hung with new in-gallery information as well as audioguides featuring commentary from curators and collectors.
Listen to the Blanton’s audioguide interview with Marilynn Thoma: