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Old Town in Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Welcome to Patio Escondido

 
 
Welcome to Patio Escondido Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 22, 2021
1. Welcome to Patio Escondido Marker
Inscription.  

You are currently standing at the entrance to Patio Escondido Mall in Old Town Albuquerque. This mall area was once home to the Sagrada, a school of the sacred arts founded by Sister Giotto Moots in 1969.

Sister Giotto, a graduate and dean of Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy, received permission to open the self-sustaining program with a mission to nurture artists in the growth and development of their creative expression. Doing this in New Mexico was of particular interest to Sister Giotto due to the spirit of the Native American and Hispanic cultural influences that are present here. She believed those influences were congruent with those of the artist. Within the campus was Joseph's Table, an income producing, student-staffed dining hall (located in the building in front of you); an art gallery, which displayed the work of the students; two-story residential studios that accommodated up to 12 students at a time; and the chapel - Capilla de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe - dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Within the chapel, situated at the back of the mall, a shrine is built in her honor. While Catholic
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in concept, the Sagrada was intended to welcome all non-Catholic and non-Christian artists. Today, the chapel is a sacred public place in Albuquerque's Old Town that provides comfort to those seeing a sanctuary for quiet prayer and meditation. It is available for personal use for weddings, baptisms, renewal ceremonies, memorial services and other special events. All are welcome.
For inquiries, please visit www.Patio EscondidoABQ.com
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
Location. 35° 5.861′ N, 106° 40.155′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. It is in Old Town. Marker is on San Felipe Street NW north of Church Street NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 San Felipe Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public School in Albuquerque (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes (about 400 feet away); Albuquerque POW / MIA Memorial (about 500 feet away); San Felipe De Neri (about 500 feet away); The Mother Church of Albuquerque (about 500 feet away); Cuarto Centenario Memorial (about
Welcome to Patio Escondido Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 22, 2021
2. Welcome to Patio Escondido Marker
500 feet away); Albuquerque (about 500 feet away); La Jornada (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
Also see . . .  Patio Escondido. (Submitted on September 5, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
 
The Chapel to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at the Patio Escondido image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 22, 2021
3. The Chapel to Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at the Patio Escondido
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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