Ex-voto, The 23rd of November
Oil on metal
Ex-voto (Precious Blood of Christ)
Oil on tin
c. 19th century
Private Collection, Las Vegas
Works included in "Private/Public: Images of Devotion from 19th and Early 20th Century Mexico" curated by Emmauel Ortega
Documentation of everyday life through painted image and text is a continuous theme in the works included in “Public/Private: Images of Devotion from 19th Century and Early 20th Century Mexico” Curator Emmanuel Ortega and Artist Matthew Couper will co-host a discussion about the function of text in art and how we can view these works as documents or consider them for their aesthetic value.
Critique and Conversation is a monthly series of informal and in-depth discussions about art and ideas. Join the museum the last Friday of every month. Topics and special guests vary each month.