Exhibition

Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest

Explore the Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain

in this stunning exhibition exploring the rich artistic legacy of the Franciscan and Jesuit mission churches in northern Mexico and the American Southwest. Many of the missions were exuberantly decorated with lavish paintings, sculpture, furniture, and liturgical objects and vestments. This extraordinary exhibition, which originated at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso (Mexico City), features approximately 110 objects from collections in Mexico, the United States, and Europe---including masterpieces from the missions themselves---shown together for the first time. OMCA is the only California venue for this internationally traveling exhibition and one of only two venues in the United States.

Group visits (including school groups): please schedule your visit through our Docent Center 510-238-3514 or docentcenter@museumca.org.