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The Hispanic Arts Collection

The Hispanic collection at the Millicent Rogers Museum was initially made possible by Paul and Arturo Peralta Ramos.

The Spanish Colonial furniture, tinwork, Rio Grande blankets and Colchas represent the resourcefulness and endurance of Hispanic settlers.  

The architecture of the original building which reflect traditional building methods, is as culturally significant as the objects on display. 

Selected Pieces

Bulto – MRM 1988.029.005
Straw inlay Cross – MRM 1989.020.081
Tinwork Cross – MRM 1989.020.091

Hispanic Arts & Crafts

Domestic arts and crafts of Hispanic life in New Mexico reflect influences from Native American, European, Mexican, American and Asian cultures. Today, these domestic arts are continued by artists and craftsmen whose heritage is expressed in works where simplicity an inherent part of their beauty. 

Historically, the remote agrarian communities of northern New Mexico were self-sufficient. By necessity, life and the tools to survive were crafted and adorned with the few materials abundantly available in these remote areas – soft pine, stone, leather and wool.