The Center welcomes Frank Graziano. He'll present on Historic Churches of New Mexico: A Visual Tour, on Wednesday, August 7th. The year's series theme is Hispanidad!, dovetailing with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections. The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
In this illustrated talk Frank Graziano provides an overview of historic churches throughout New Mexico and surveys themes pertinent to the churches’ current situation. The talk is based on Frank’s research in villages, Indian pueblos, and archives for his new book, Historic Churches of New Mexico Today.
Frank Graziano’s books on religious cultures include THE MILLENNIAL NEW WORLD (1999), WOUNDS OF LOVE: THE MYSTICAL MARRIAGE OF ST. ROSE OF LIMA (2003), CULTURES OF DEVOTION: FOLK SAINTS OF SPANISH AMERICA (2007), MIRACULOUS IMAGES AND VOTIVE OFFERINGS IN MEXICO (2016), and HISTORIC CHURCHES OF NEW MEXICO TODAY (2019), all published by Oxford University Press.
Graziano is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs, the John Carter Brown Library, Duke University, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, among many others. Between 1999 and 2016 he was John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College.