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Photograph by Graydon Wood, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Highest Heaven, opening at the San Antonio Museum of Art, explores the art of the high plains, or Altiplano, of South America in the 18th century. The Altiplano stretches from northern Argentina to the flatlands of Peru. The exhibition tells the story of the role of art in establishing new city centers in the Colonial Empire, and propagating the Christian faith among indigenous peoples. It highlights the distinct visual language created by the cultural and creative exchanges that occurred between Spain and Portugal and their South American colonies.

The exhibition, which is drawn exclusively from the distinguished collection of Roberta and Richard Huber, includes more than 100 works, among them paintings, sculptures, furniture, ivories, and silverworks. Several pieces have never before been seen in a museum exhibition.

Highest Heaven, opening at the San Antonio Museum of Art, explores the art of the high plains, or Altiplano, of South America in the 18th century. The Altiplano stretches from northern Argentina to the flatlands of Peru. The exhibition tells the story of the role of art in establishing new city centers in the Colonial Empire, and propagating the Christian faith among indigenous peoples. It highlights the distinct visual language created by the cultural and creative exchanges that occurred between Spain and Portugal and their South American colonies.

The exhibition, which is drawn exclusively from the distinguished collection of Roberta and Richard Huber, includes more than 100 works, among them paintings, sculptures, furniture, ivories, and silverworks. Several pieces have never before been seen in a museum exhibition.

Highest Heaven, opening at the San Antonio Museum of Art, explores the art of the high plains, or Altiplano, of South America in the 18th century. The Altiplano stretches from northern Argentina to the flatlands of Peru. The exhibition tells the story of the role of art in establishing new city centers in the Colonial Empire, and propagating the Christian faith among indigenous peoples. It highlights the distinct visual language created by the cultural and creative exchanges that occurred between Spain and Portugal and their South American colonies.

The exhibition, which is drawn exclusively from the distinguished collection of Roberta and Richard Huber, includes more than 100 works, among them paintings, sculptures, furniture, ivories, and silverworks. Several pieces have never before been seen in a museum exhibition.

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San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215
https://www.samuseum.org/highestheaven

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Free-$10
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