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Opening Reception for “Cuentos Nuevomexicanos”

March 19, 2:00 pm TO 4:00 pm | Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) | Free

Join us for a free public opening reception with artists Vicente Telles and Brandon Maldonado for the new exhibition, Cuentos Nuevomexicanos. The artists will give brief remarks at 3 p.m.
Telles and Maldonado are forging new links in the chain of the continuing story of the people of New Mexico. Telles is firmly rooted in the Santero tradition (the making of santos, or images of saints), while Maldonado describes his work as being heavily inspired by New Mexican folk art. Yet they see their work converging on the critical question: What can and should Santero art be now? Not content with reiterating the past, Telles and Maldonado passionately engage a living tradition to tell stories for our times.


The exhibition continues through May 21, 2023.

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