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JESÚS NAZARENO CHURCH IN ATOTONILCO

JESÚS NAZARENO CHURCH IN ATOTONILCO
Atotonilco, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

Constructed by Father Felipe Neri Alfaro, the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno of Atotonilco is famous for its murals that reflect a syncretism of Catholic religious iconography mixed with native religious beliefs. The church has served as a spiritual center for over 200 years and is still the destination of religious pilgrimages. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Atotonilco was placed on the inaugural World Monuments Watch in 1996 and since then WMF has collaborated with Adopte una Obra de Arte, Guanajuato, on several conservation projects at the site. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco represents an important example of the cultural exchange between European and Latin American cultures and is a masterpiece of Mexican Baroque.

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VIDEOS
World Monuments FundArt & Place Site-Specific Art in the Americas Book Launch
November, 2013

Art & Place celebrates 500 of the most spectacular, uplifting, and outstanding art works across 15 countries, from Canada to Argentina. Amanda Renshaw, Editorial Director of Phaidon Press, join Lisa Ackerman and Norma Barbacci of World Monuments Fund for a discussion on the intersection of culture and conservation in today's art environment.

World Monuments Fund 2013 Hadrian Gala Honors Roberto Hernández Ramírez
October, 2013

At the 2013 Hadrian Gala, World Monuments Fund presented Roberto Hernández Ramírez with the twenty-sixth Hadrian Award for his commitment to the preservation of Mexico’s cultural heritage.