Rare Exhibition in Indianapolis Brings Together Spanish Sacred Art

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (AP).- El Greco’s vision of the veil of Veronica hangs near a golden crown with 447 emeralds. Just a few steps away, a recumbent sculpture of the crucified Jesus Christ rests before its return to a Spanish hermitage in time for Holy Week. “Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World” at the Indianapolis Museum of Art is drawing visitors from around the world for an unprecedented exhibition of 71 pieces from 45 lenders — many of them private — in Spain, Mexico, Peru and other countries. Madrid’s Prado has loaned five works alone.