Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Mexican Miracle Paintings come to London
The Wellcome Collection is a great place to visit in London and the latest exhibition, 'Miracles and Charms', is no exception. This includes Infinitas Gracias, which features over 100 Mexican votive paintings on loan from museums in and around Mexico City and two sanctuaries in the Bajío region. These images are a fascinating expression of faith and are being displayed alongside news reports, photographs, devotional artefacts, and film and interviews to illustrate the depth of the votive tradition in Mexico.
Tied into this, the Wellcome Collection is also hosting a special Day of the Dead event on Saturday 5th November.
The second part of the exhibition is Charmed Life, featuring 400 amulets taken from folklorist Edward Lovett's collection, who scoured London by night for curious objects.
Both the exhibition and the above event are free so there's no excuse not to go. The exhibition runs until 26th February 2012.
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London NW1 2BE