Community Dialogue: Collecting Hispano Religious Art and the Santos of Mabel Dodge Luhan with Gustavo Victor Goler

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Harwood Museum of Art, Arthur Bell Auditorium

Free with admission, space is limited

Exhibition Curator, MaLin Wilson-Powell in conversation with Gustavo Victor Goler, contemporary santero and expert in Hispano arts, will discuss the contentious subject of collecting Hispanic devotional objects especially during the time of Mabel Dodge Luhan. Mabel’s collection of santos were showcased in a 1919 exhibition in New York City . She donated 85 bultos and retablos to the Harwood in the mid-1920s after an uproar by the Hispano community over an essay she published about them in an Eastern art journal. The conversation will be opened up to the public for discussion.

Made possible by support by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Charles Redd Center of Brigham Young University