750 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-982-2226


March 1st 12 -1pm
Presented by Assistant State Historian
Rob Martínez

In this presentation, Assistant State Historian Rob Martínez will show what Catholic priests looked for when administering sacraments in colonies such as New Mexico in the 1700s, such as baptism and marriage, as well as the types of obstacles faced in such places. What those rituals looked like will be examined, along with descriptions of what a priest should do when encountering esoteric behaviors, such as love magic and sorcery.

MAR 15th
The Life and Mural Art of Edward O'Brien
Peter López
Museum Admission $8 and FREE to members

March 15th 12 -1pm
Presented by Master Santero and Author
Peter E. López

Spanish Market artist Peter López will present a slide lecture about the mural art of Edward O'Brien who worked in New Mexico from 1960-1975. A native of Pittsburgh, O’Brien began painting murals on public buildings in the 1930s. O’Brien’s work was profoundly influenced by a 1959 visit to Mexico and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe where he viewed the Virgin’s image on the tilma of San Juan Diego. Thereafter, religion and spirituality were present in many of his murals, including those at St. Catherine’s Indian School and Loretto Academy in Santa Fe. In the early 1970s, he was invited by Yogi Bhajan, head of the western Sikh community, to paint a mural for the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. This lecture will focus on six of his murals and the influences on their creation.

Peter López was born in the rural town of Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1940. He has a BA in art education from the University of New Mexico. López has been an artist at the Spanish Colonial Arts Society Spanish Market for more than two decades. He is the author of Edward O'Brien Mural Artist 1910-1975 (Sunstone Press, 2013). Peter lives in Montezuma in San Miguel County in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Museum Admission $8 and FREE to members

JANUARY 19TH - MARCH 31, 2017

Join us for the drawing on March 31st at Museum Hill Cafe from 5:30 - 7pm. Participants do not need to be present to win. Winners must claim prize within one week of the raffle drawing.

1st prize: $5,000 2nd prize: $1,000 3rd prize: $500

Net profits of the raffle support all aspects of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society’s mission - Markets, Education, and Museum. Tickets can be purchased by calling (505) 982- 2226. Only 500 tickets are printed and to participate a ticket must be purchased.



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