A Spirit of Tradition

September 7, 2019 - May 3, 2020 | 2nd Floor Foyer


Santos have been made for centuries, since the early Spanish Colonial era. In the Americas, local expressions and native materials created a distinctly New World Style. Today, dedicated artists are still creating santos, working within an evolving tradition steeped in a rich history, but adapting to modern society. This exhibit features select santos from Bishop Tafoya, Ruth Gast and others from the permanent collection at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.

Special events:

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 5-7pm | Free First Friday ArtWalk

Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 2pm| Coffee with the Collector: Pueblo native Victor Keen brings his extensive collection of outsider art to share with the community. Creator of the Bethany Mission Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, Keen seeks out self-taught artists who tell interesting stories with their pieces.

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 5-7 pm | Free First Friday ArtWalk
Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 5-7 pm | Free First Friday ArtWalk


Also on display at the Arts Center (click an icon):

June 8 - September 29

August 31 - November 10

June 1 - September 8