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April 7: See Seeing Santería with a Babalawo!

A high priest of Santería leads a tour of the art of María Magdalena Campos-Pons

When: Saturday, April 7, 3:00 pm (Thursday, May 17, 7:00 pm (tour repeats)
Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art: Meet at entrance to Special Exhibitions Gallery
Santería is a New World religion derived from Yoruba (Nigeria, West African) spiritual traditions and Spanish folk Catholicism, practiced by millions in the Caribbean and South America. Growing up in Cuba, the practice of Santería shaped the life of María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Central to Santería are Orishas, multi-dimensional beings representing forces of nature symbolized by colors, numbers, rhythms and more. On "Seeing Santería: A Guided Tour," join Anthony Artis, a.k.a Babalawo Awodele, a Santería high priest, for a fascinating tour through the Campos-Pons exhibition with an eye to the Santería rites, rituals and symbols reflected in her works. Babalawo is directly translated as "father of the secrets". For more on the rituals and divinations that only the babalawo can perform, check this out.

Free with special exhibition ticket ($12) / Free to museum members

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