José Manuel Benavides: San José
circa 1830-1850, polychrome bulto
New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., 505-476-5200 The museum’s exhibit Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción, on longterm display, traces the history and influence of religious art forms in the santero tradition during the 18th and 19th centuries. The show explores the European artistic traditions that were adapted into new regional styles in New Mexico. The exhibit contains historic examples of bultos, retablos, and crucifijos from the museum’s Larry Frank collection that were made as objects of devotion for churches and for personal use.