Afternoon Salon

Artistic Roots of Hispanic Culture

The Birth of St. John the Baptist, c. 1655
Bartolomé-Esteban Murillo
Spanish, 1617-1682
Oil on canvas
framed: 70 x 86-1/2 in. (177.8 x 219.7 cm); canvas: 57-3/4 x 74-1/8 in. (146.7 x 188.3 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Artistic Roots of Hispanic Culture

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Ever since the first Spanish ship landed on the shores of the New World, the Roman Catholic Church used art in the form of prints, sculptures and liturgical items to promote the Christian faith. Examine Spanish and other European artists whose work influenced the development of Latin American art.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.