Artist Talk: History of Mission San Xavier del Bac Church with Robert Olney 6/23
Artist Talk: History of Mission San Xavier del Bac Church with Robert Olney
Tuesday, June 23: 6-7:30 pm
San Xavier del Bac Mmission is located south of Tucson, Arizona and has been dubbed the “Sistine Chapel of North America” because of its elaborately painted interior. Completed in 1797 by Native American and Mexican laborers, the church has survived largely intact in spite of the fact that it was abandoned for years, rocked by earthquakes, inhabited by small desert animals, and endured more than two centuries of countless visitors. Join Arizona native Robert Olney at the CCC for a talk and slideshow about the church, its history, and artwork which was the topic of his 1996 Master’s thesis at Arizona State University. Bar will be open for refreshments.
Free to CCC Members / $5 Students / $10 Non-Members