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Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions
August 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM - January 6, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
The 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the most influential yet least understood figures in California history will be marked by a major exhibition at the Huntington. With more than 200 objects drawn from the Pasadena museum’s collection along with 60 international lenders, the exhibition will present an in-depth portrait of the founder of the California mission system. It will examine the Early Modern Catholic worlds of Spain and Mexico where Serra (1713 –1784) was born, lived, and worked; the ways in which Native American life and culture were at the center of Serra’s missions; and the emergence of competing versions of Serra’s legacy through time. More information.