Nuestra Senora de la Luz, ca. 1939

From the exhibition:
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

New Mexico History Museum

Sculptor Juan Amadeo Sanchez carved this bulto of Nuestra Senora de la Luz in the late 1930s. It is one of more than 100 he completed as part of a program supported by the Federal Art Project. On display in the History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now.

History Collection NMHM, DCA, 10752/45 Courtesy Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, US General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects.

Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.