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El Santuario de Chimayó in History and Today
Sunday, August 14, 2-4pm at the Chimayó Museum, Chimayó

The significance of the place known as Tsi Mayoh to the Pueblo Indians of the region, the settlement of the communities of Chimayó and El Potrero in the Spanish colonial era, the devotion to the miraculous image of Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas, the santos, and the 1929 preservation efforts of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society are all part of the evolution of the chapel established in the early 1800s and known today as El Santuario. This lecture will relate the history of the Santuario, completed two centuries ago – in 1816 – and used today by devout pilgrims who come not only during Holy Week but almost every other day of the year.

William Wroth, Ph.D., is a cultural historian and curator who studies the Hispanic and Native American arts and cultures of the Southwest and Mexico. Among his many publications are Christian Images in Hispanic New Mexico (1982) and the essay "Santuario de Chimayó" (2006) written for the New Mexico Office of the State Historian website. With Robin Farwell Gavin he served as co-curator and co-editor of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art’s project Converging Streams: Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest (2010).

Part of MOSCA's lecture series on the Santuario, this lecture is being re-presented at the Chimayó Museum.

Mural by Franque Zamora, 2016, at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art


Join us for Museum Hill Community Day!
Flamenco, Matanza, and More!
September 25th, 9:30 - 5 pm
$10 - all you can eat!

Enjoy free fun activities all day all over Museum Hill, and join the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for breakfast and lunch at our Matanza and for free community flamenco classes with EntreFlamenco!

The Matanza is a very traditional autumn feast in New Mexico. the feast will include pork, cooked in various ways (adovada, red chili ribs, chicharones, carnitas, and fried ribs) and served with red chili, pinto beans, fried potatoes, liver and onions, fried heart, kidneys, and tortillas. Watch as our cooks use traditional methods over an open fire to cook this delicious meal and enjoy!


Sunday, September 25th, 5pm
at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society's 12th Annual Gala will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Santuario de Chimayó. We will be honoring Edward & Virginia Lujan and Lorna Ortiz Calles & Earl Calles for this year's event. Join us for an evening of fine art, dining, silent and live auction.

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