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See the Work of Spain’s First Known Female Sculptor June 21, 2020

By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tags: sculpture, curator, art, history, museum, houston, 17th-century, spain, exhibition, sculptor

Luisa Roldán - Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine

Luisa Roldán, The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine, c. 1690, polychromed terracotta group, the Hispanic Society of America, New York.

Come face-to-face with the work of Luisa Roldán, one of Spain’s first female sculptors, in the exhibition Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library.

In the short video below, James Anno, associate curator of European art, talks about the artistic and historical significance of the renowned 17th-century artist.

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Check out “Conserving the Art and Legacy of Spain’s First Recorded Female Artist” to see why Hyperallergic calls Luisa Roldán “easily the most famous sculptor you’ve never heard of.”

 Get tickets for Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library