This exhibition focuses on the seminar and survey classes taught by Jeanette Peterson, Ph.D. of the History of Art and Architecture department at UCSB. On the Matter of the Sacred: from “idols” to saints in the Americas will explore the role of sacred images and how they functioned in Spanish Colonial America of Mexico and South America. Students in the survey class, The Arts of Precolumbian America, will be required to identify objects within their cultural context.
Cristóbal de Villalpando, (b. Mexico, ca. 1645-1714), The Mystic Marriage of St. Rose of Lima, ca. 1700, Gift of Robert K. and Gene O. Wolf