Exhibition of works by one of Spain’s great 20th century sculptors

A new exhibition is opening on Saturday May 5th at the Museo de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Art) in Orihuela.

Called Fortes in fide (Strong in faith) it contains works by one of the great sculptors of the 20th century in Spain, Federico Coullaut-Valera, and various complementary activities have been planned.

This temporary exhibition has been organised by the museum to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Hermandad del Prendimiento (the Easter brotherhood of Jesus’s arrest) in Orihuela.

The inauguration is on Saturday at 8:30pm and it can be visited until September.

The Coullaut–Valera sculptures on show are El Prendimiento (1947), La Negación de San Pedro (The Denial of St Peter – 1958), La Oración en el Huerto (The speech in the garden – 1949).

Also being exhibited for the first time are the original models for these pieces, as well as embroidery, textiles, precious metalwork and historical documents from the Hermandad del Prendimiento.

The exhibition has been set up in the exceptional surroundings of the Palacio Episcopal cloister.

The museum will also be open in the evenings on the following nights when the following additional activities are being held.

There is a conference about Coullaut-Valera’s work on May 12th at 7:30pm, another one about his place in contemporary procession sculptures on May 19th at 7:30pm.

There is also a concert by the Asociación Música Santiago Apóstol de Albatera at the Puerta de las Cadenas of Orihuela Cathedral on May 26th at 8:30pm.