Spiritual Expressions of Latin America

Friday, September 15th - Tuesday, Oct 15th 2023

Spiritual expression is very common in Latin American art due to its role in core cultural values, which are influenced by an enduring connection and loyalty to familismo (family) and members of the community. On the other hand, spiritual perspective involves theories that explore meanings to events, self and an individual’s connection to a divine existence that may not be derived from church.

Folk art traditionally uses a lot of imagery and spiritualization, even if the original idea or belief has been forgotten. The mediums of folk art are mainly found in the artist’s everyday life and are easily accessible, such as wood, house paint, glass and dirt or clay.