Retablos, devotional paintings on wood or tin, can be found in homes, churches, or shrines in Spain, Mexico, Peru, and many other regions. In New Mexico, a distinctive frame with a rosette on top, is commonly associated with religious retablos. Simple drawings of saints associated with a range of careers, ailments, and qualities also characterize this art form.
The Branigan Cultural Center is located at 501 North Main Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For more information, contact the Branigan Cultural Center at (575) 541-2154 or visit the Center’s website at las-cruces.org/museums.