Hermanos Manuel Salazar and Antonio Equibel will be on the opening panel discussion comparing the Penitentes of the San Luis Valley and those of Brazil on June 23, 2017. Hermano Equibel will be showing his slideshow on the “Penitentes of Los Sauces” in the San Luis Valley. More information below.
Museo Presents a Rare Photographic Documentation of Penitents, “Soul Feeders”, for their Summer Exhibit
Denver, Colorado – June 7, 2017 – Museo de las Americas announces their summer exhibition, Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith, with international acclaimed photographer, Guy Veloso. The exhibition will run from June 22 – September 16, 2017. The opening reception will be held at Museo de las Americas at 861 Santa Fe Drive on Thursday, June 22 from 6 – 9 pm.
“Penitents,” also known as “Soul Feeders,” or “Brothers of Soul” are secret secular groups that during certain times of the year, go out into the night to pray for the “suffering spirits,” usually covering their faces with shrouds or hoods, and in some dramatic cases, practicing self-flagellation.
Cultural Partners: Biennial of the Americas
Museo will be part for the 2017 Biennial of the Americas. A week-long festival of ideas, arts and culture taken place here in Denver, Colorado, every two years, and is the most important gathering of top elected, business, NGO and cultural leaders focused on the Western hemisphere.
The events attract top leaders from more than 20 countries around the Americas. The broad slate of activities they offer also attract innovators, artists, students, thinkers and doers from across the Americas.
The Biennial curates content among collaborators in the ideas, arts and cultural spheres, leveraging partnerships that result in high-quality, in-depth programming.
The fourth Biennial will be September 12-16, 2017. For events and programming, please visit http://www.biennialoftheamericas.org/
Museo de las Americas educates our community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and programs. With the Latino population growing exponentially in Denver and wider communities, Museo plays an important role in building pride in the Latino community’s heritage and promoting understanding among cultures. Other history and art museums in Denver cannot focus on one segment of the community in a sustained or comprehensive manner. Museo was created to fill this important niche in the cultural milieu.
Exhibition Events & Programming
June 22: Opening Reception 6:00 – 9:00 pm
June 23: Conversación Contacto
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Platica en español con Guy Veloso, Antonio Esquibel Ph.D, Manuel Salazar, y Rick Vigil with moderator: David Salazar.
Join us for this rare occasion to hear from art historians, preservers, and Penitents themselves. As they compare the spirituality of Los Penitentes de Los Sauces and the Penitents of Brazil.
July 7: First Friday: All American 5:00 – 9:00 pm Summer Camp Ends, Final Performance
July 21: ConnectArte: Wine Tasting of the Americas 5:00 – 8:00 pm
August 4: First Friday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
August 17: ConnectArte: Movie Night 5:00 – 8:00 pm
August 24: Conversacion Contacto: Penitentes 6:00 – 7:30 pm
September 12 – 16: Biennial of the Americas Festival
September 16: Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith closes