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Steatite Olla, Chumash, Siwaya Village, Late Period, 800 - 1800 CE. Courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Gift of the Dr. Irving Willis Estate

Oct 22–Curatorial Walk-through and Chumash Artist Roundtable: Sacred Art in the Age of Contact

SANTA BARBARA–Curatorial Walkthrough with Sacred Art in the Age of Contact Curators Diva Zumaya and Maggie Bell

October 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Join curators Diva Zumaya and Margaret Bell for a walkthrough of Sacred Art in the Age of Contact. The walk-through will focus on key objects that highlight the themes that permeate the exhibition: devotion, ritual, materiality and persistence.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 E De La Guerra St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Chumash Artist Roundtable

October 22 3:00 – 4: 30pm

Sacred Art exhibition curators Diva Zumaya and Margaret Bell will moderate a conversation between Chumash artists who practice their culture’s traditional arts. Through an engaging discussion on issues of historical authenticity, material selection, and working methods, the artists will elucidate the concerns that face Chumash peoples in their cultural production. While Sacred Art in the Age of Contact also exhibits historical material, the contemporary work of such Chumash artists demonstrates the continuity of their cultural and artistic traditions through the Mission period to the present day.

Free entry.
RSVP to reception@sbhistorical.org

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact Exhibition
(On View till January 14, 2018)

The new exhibition brings together, for the first time, a diverse body of objects from local collections, from the first decades following the Chumash’s first contact with the Spanish, c. 1769-1824. Together, these materials offer a fuller picture of the relationship between art and spirituality in both Chumash and Spanish traditions, and demonstrate the sustained deployment of Chumash visual systems by native artists in early colonial visual culture. Highlighting themes of sacred geography, language, materiality and resistance, Sacred Art investigates the mutually transformative interaction between these traditions, which have immediate implications on the ways in which the cultural dynamics of Santa Barbara County are understood today.

 

 

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Hours:
Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12pm-5pm
Closed Monday & Holidays

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 E De La Guerra St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
https://www.sbhistorical.org/events/

This exhibit is also associated with Pacific Standard Time: Latin American and Latino Art in LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California.

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact webpage on PST/LALA

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact was supported in part by California Humanities through the Humanities for All Project Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Project Grants, please visit our webpage HERE

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