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ICTYS exhibits Peruvian Nativity scenes in Cusco and Lurín

Twenty-two awarded pieces over eighteen years, since the “Christmas is Jesus” Nativity Scenes Contest was held and originated from various places in Peru, has arrived, for the first time, in Cusco to an exhibition that was inaugurated on November 30th.

ICTYS exhibition in Cusco

The inauguration of “Christmas and popular art: The most beautiful Nativity scenes in Peru” , as the exhibition is titled, included the participation of Rev. Jerónimo Olleros SJ, parish priest of the Iglesia de la Compañía, Merixtell Oms, director of the association “La Andean Baroque Route”, and Javier Leturia, director of ICTYS.

The event included special moments, such as the presentation of the “Dance of Rattles” by the artist Augusto Loayza and his nephew Eder Lucas, dedicated to the adoration of the Child Jesus. It should be noted that despite the rain, the inauguration attracted a large audience, creating an atmosphere of joy, color, faith and culture.

This exhibition has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the Cultural, Theater and Social Institute – ICTYS, with the support of “Jesuitas del Perú” and the association “La Ruta del Barroco Andino”. In addition, prominent artists such as Larry Segundo, Germán Romero, Ángel Alfaro and Carlos Alberto Aranya have contributed with their talent, further enriching the visual experience.

Information to visit the exhibition in Cusco

The exhibition “Christmas and popular art: The most beautiful Nativity scenes in Peru” will be open until January 7th, 2024, every day from 9:00 to 11:30 am and from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Chapel Our Lady of Loreto, located at 111 Loreto Street, Cusco. Admission is free.

ICTYS exhibition in Cusco“Christmas in my Land” in the Parque del memoria Cemetery, Lurín

On the other hand, last Sunday, December 10th, the Camposanto Parque del memoria in Lurín inaugurated the “Christmas in my Land” exhibition. This exhibition of traditional Peruvian art features nineteen captivating pieces by renowned popular artists, including names such as Rosalía Tineo, Pablo Jeri, and Augusto Loayza. Each work reflects the birth of the Child Jesus through artisanal lines, customs and traditions from various regions of the country, from Ancash to Puno.

By visiting this exhibition you will explore how Christmas is lived and celebrated in every corner of Peru, from the Andes to the coast. The exhibition will be open until February 2nd, 2020. Visiting hours are Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with free entry.

Towards Christmas with Santa Maria

Finally, in the context of this time of preparation for Christmas , ICTYS informed us that the journey of its popular art exhibition, “María en la Devoción Popular del Perú”, continues its journey through the beautiful landscapes of the country, and on Wednesday December 6th, has settled in the charming city of Arequipa.

The exhibition is located at the Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP Arts Center, located at Calle Palacio Viejo 414, Arequipa. Admission is free, and don’t miss this artistic encounter with the unique view that the Peruvian people dedicate to the figure of Saint Mary.