The Santos Story: A First Friday Conversation
The Arts & Social Action
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is home to a nationally-renowned collection of Hispanic and Native American art, including a collection of santos (religious representations of saints) from New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Join FAC staff and the creative team behind a recent project focused on the history of the collection as they reassess the preservation, curation, and the display (or non-display of) sacred objects. Together they will explore possibilities for recontextualizing the past and reimagining future care for the collection of santos, centering its creators and their descendants as makers and negotiators of its meaning.
Panelists include 3×3 Project team: Miguel Gandert, Jessica Kahkoska and Anita Rodriguez with Fine Arts Center museum staff.
Learn more about the project and watch the live recorded event below.
Healing, reconciliation, and the Taylor Collection Santos Story
This multi-disciplinary collaboration imagines a cruelty-free future for the FAC Museum Santos collection. It aims to decolonize the preservation, curation, and the display (or non-display of) sacred objects, to dialogue democratically with the communities to whom said objects have religious significance, to propose concrete steps to reconcile past harms and imagine future exchanges, and to share these concepts with the public. This collaborative manifesto explores possibilities for simultaneously recontextualizing the past and reimagining future care for the Santos collection, centering its creators and their descendants as makers and negotiators of its meaning.