Power and Piety

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Power and Piety

25 August, 2018 to 04 December, 2018


Allentown Museum of Art
31 N 5th St, Allentown, PA 18101

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Power and Piety presents exquisite paintings, sculpture, silver pieces, furniture and decorative devotional objects made in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the Americas from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries.

 

Designed for use in churches, convents and monasteries and private homes, these objects were made by artisans from the Americas but based on the iconographies, styles and methods of the European Renaissance. They attest to the tremendous interchange of cultures that occurred in the colonies, where craftsmen mixed native techniques and symbols with designs introduced by the Church and also absorbed influences from across the world.

 

The exhbition runs through December 9, 2018 at the Allentown Museum of Art 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA 18101