header for the Art for the Catholic Church section of the Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico Exhibition

Virgin of Guadalupe
Missal Stand / Lectern
Saint James on Horseback
The adoration of the shepherds

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Mexican artists created a wide array of objects for use in the Roman Catholic Church. Paintings and sculptures of Mary, Christ, and saints; silver chalices and lecterns; embroidered textiles; objects made from ceramics and feathers all played a role in religious observance. Spanish, Moorish, Asian, and Pre-Columbian art influenced the sumptuous, elaborate, richly decorated Mexican baroque style these objects display.

Learn more about these selected works of art:
Virgin of Guadalupe
Missal Stand/Lectern
St. James on Horseback
The Adoration of the Shepherds


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