Santo Lowride: Norteño Car Culture and the Santos Tradition

Friday , October 1st, 2021

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Harwood Museum of Art


Visit this exciting summer exhibition which unrolls the unique story of New Mexico’s interwoven expressions of devotional art and lowrider culture. Just as the santos artists seek a physical channel between the heavens and their daily life, the lowrider has evolved as a modern-day vessel for the belief systems of multicultural Norteño communities. In this exhibition, santeros, santeras, and famed lowrider artists cruise low ’n’ slow side-by-side to make apparent how these two art forms share subject matter and religious function, binding them across past and present peoples.