Junipero Serra Exhibits at Museum of Monterey
- When: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 3 p.m.
- Where: Museum of Monterey, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Film, Art (ongoing), Art (opening)
This is a series called Year of the Missions, to be comprised of four rotating exhibits guest curated by Julianne Burton-Carvajal that commemorate the birth date of Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra on Nov. 24, 1713. This one, titled Junipero Serra Before California: Five World Heritage Site Churches in Mexico's Remote Sierra Gorda. The color photographs of missions that Serra founded in Mexico before he came to California are colorful, detailed, and architectural, and follows in the footsteps of Becom's 2009 exhibition of this same subject at Carmel Mission (it was called In the Footsteps of Father Junipero Sera). Screening during the exhibit is a rotating film series about the missions 1pm on Sundays, Nov. 20-Jan. 20. In the coming months, look for Riding the Mission Trail in 1903 with Artists Jo Mora: Drawings, Watercolors, Diary Entries (Feb. 1-April 28); Missions of California & the Southwest: The 1930s Series by "Mission Painter" Will Sparks (May 10-July 28); and Picturing California Mission in Ruin and Restoration: From Glass Plate Negatives to 3D Laser Scans (still in development). [WR]
3-5pm Sat Nov. 24 opening reception; 1pm Sun Nov. 25 film. Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Free/Sat Nov. 24 opening reception; regular museum admission. 372-2608, www.MuseumOfMonterey.org.