Between the months of June and December, Palencia's cathedral will host the exhibition 'Renacer' to recount its seven centuries of history and art on the occasion of its VII Centenary. The exhibition, made up of seven chapters, will show the best of 'The Unknown Beauty' and its artistic works, in addition to hosting others from the Prado Museum, the cathedrals of Toledo, Burgos and Segovia or the Goya Museum in Zaragoza, among others .
The secretary of the Fundación VII Centenario Catedral de Palencia 2021 and curator of the exhibition, José Luis Calvo, explained in statements collected by Ical that the seo will be transformed to be shown to the public in a different way, since the exhibition will become « an experience” in which the story will be given by the building itself and its seven centuries of history and art, he said.
The seven chapters of the exhibition, each of them associated with a sacrament, will be entitled 'First stone', 'Perennial memory', 'Sacred space', 'The Cathedral, Mother Church', 'Reborn with the Word', ' Salvation History' and 'A Cathedral for Mary'.
Calvo has stressed that it will be characterized by having three fundamental characteristics, by "showing in a different way what the cathedral is and contains, exhibiting what the Diocese of Palencia treasures and showing works related to Palencia's past."
In this sense, 'Renacer' will turn the spaces of the seven-hundred-year-old construction into one of its main arguments, always related to the artistic pieces gathered.
The best-known places in the building will share the spotlight with others that cannot normally be visited, and in them you will be able to see both the cathedral masterpieces and others not usually exhibited or unknown until now, as well as some that once belonged to the seo palentina and now they return from the different places where they ended up.
The resulting story will also illustrate the expression of the religiosity of the people of Palencia, the history of the Diocese of Palencia and the spiritual, symbolic and historical meaning of the main temple of the city.
The exhibition route will house pieces from convents and monasteries in the province and national, regional and parish museums, including the Prado Museum, the cathedrals of Toledo, Burgos and Segovia or the Goya Museum in Zaragoza, as well as parishes such as Cervera de Pisuerga, Paredes de Nava or Población de Campos, among others.
The integration of the works in their respective locations entails a transformation of the cathedral space, which can be seen from a very different perspective than that offered by conventional visits and in which details that under normal circumstances may go unnoticed take on special prominence.