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Mar 2, 2018. - Jun 3, 2018.

Highest Heaven

Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber

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Rest on the Flight into Egypt Bolivian, 18th century Oil on canvas 32 1/16 x 69 11/16 in. (81.4 x 177 cm) Roberta and Richard Huber Collection Photograph by Graydon Wood, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Amulets Brazilian, 19th century Silver, engraved, with openwork and carved wood 23 x 12 x 4 in. (58.4 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm) Roberta and Richard Huber Collection Photograph by Graydon Wood, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Journey to the high plains of South America with Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber.

Our spring keynote exhibition features more than 100 objects that display the encounter between the rich artistic cultures of Europe and the New World during the eighteenth century.

The exquisite collection of Spanish and Portuguese colonial art includes paintings of archangels, carved and gilded sculptures, exquisite ivory sculptures of saints and the Virgin, and splendid silverwork. Many of the works were used for devotion and religious instruction.

This exhibition was organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art.

EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING

Family Day
10 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, April 7
Experience South American culture with dance performances, music, hands-on art activities, live animals and more! Also, enjoy art demonstrations by Peruvian artist Carlos Aria, Founder and CEO of Inspired Peru.

Gallery Talks

Gallery Talk en Español
1 p.m, Saturday, March 24

Join Beatriz Amberman as she takes your through the exhibition and gives you insight into these unique and precious works.

There's Something About Mary . . .and Archangels . . . and Saints: Faith and Culture Behind the Highest Heaven
A Holy Saturday Program
10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31

How does culture change the representation of faith? What happened when Spanish and Portuguese colonists brought their faith to the high plains of South America? Why do the Virgin Mary, archangels, and saints play such a large role in this art? Join Virginia Wesleyan University's Dr. Mavel Velasco, Professor of Hispanic Studies, and Dr. Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock, Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, as they explore these questions. After the program, tour Highest Heaven.

The Month of Mary
2 p.m., Saturday, May 12

Join Father Cristiano Ap. Brito, OSB, Parochial Vicar of Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church for a tour through Highest Heaven.

CMA on Screen: The Mission
1 p.m., Saturday, May 5

Watch the film The Mission (1986) and hear about how this movie's themes relate and sometimes don't relate, to the artwork we have hanging in our latest exhibition, Highest Heaven. Introduction by Rev. Scott Hennessey and Mavel Velasco, Ph.D. Professor of Hispanic Studies at Virginia Wesleyan University

The Sounds of South America
6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31

Join Chief Curator Lloyd DeWitt as he enlivens the works in Highest Heaven with the accompaniment of award-winning musician Seán Heely. $10 for Museum Members, $15 for Non-members, Register