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Exhibits & Events

Current Exhibits


Santos II
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Santos II

New exhibition at MECA Houston

For "Santos II" artist Ibraim Nascimento uses paintings to depict his personal history via images of saints. Each image represents a blended moment between the sacred and profane and where figures of venerated saints are rendered with humanistic detail and contemporary color.

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Orixás: The African Diaspora and its Relationship with Nature’s Elements
Feb
2
to Mar 23

Orixás: The African Diaspora and its Relationship with Nature’s Elements

In Brazil, developed into the spiritual practice of Candomblé, orixás or deities, are recognized as divine forces of nature. In the city of Salvador, Bahia, the orixás have become religious and cultural symbols of the city’s rich African presence. These symbols can be found in both traditional and contemporary cultural life. For both, the devotee who has undergone a strict initiation process as well as for the non-initiated who looks to this tradition for spiritual inspiration and connection to the spiritual world.  

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Ibraim in Santos, commemorating All Saints Day
Oct
26
to Nov 18

Ibraim in Santos, commemorating All Saints Day

Walk through this exhibition of vibrant colors, radiating halos, and brush strokes intertwining images of faith with cultural tradition. These works sing a song of praise for one’s land, one’s place, and reveal an intimate part of one’s people from a time when listening to the stories of our elders, watching them celebrate in worship, was what made us who we are—made us feel whole. Certainly, having the word ‘Santos’ (saints) as a last name is a powerful thing. 

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