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The ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in the central Mexican city of Puebla has opened a new exhibit of 18th century paintings, engravings and books that showcase the important of these texts within the framework of iconographic compositions.

These Novo-Hispanic works 0f art were used by Catholic missionaries in the apostilization of Mexico’s indigenous people.

The collection,  titled “Ver, Leer, Escuchar: Diálogos entre la Pluma y el Pincel” (“See, Read, Listen: Dialogues between the Pen and the Paintbrush”), includes 14 canvases, four books, an engraving and additional materials belonging to the renowned Pueblan bishop, Manuel Fernández de Santa Cruz.

The museum is located at Avenida 18 Poniente 103, in the Centro Histórico of Puebla.

It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is a 45 pesos admission fee except on Sundays.

The exhibit will remain on display through June 1.



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