Though it might not seem to at first glance, on closer inspection each piece of Hacienda Cusin’s prolific Andean and Ecuador art collection is linked to the next, bound by a fine thread that the beholder is challenged to define. This is not a museum but a full immersion in Andean creativity.
Around every corner is something new to puzzle over: the vibrant indigenous prints in the bedrooms, the saintly paintings and sculptures of the Cusco and Quito Schools of art, the world-class collections of tapestries and priests’ cassocks, and the exhibition of 19 th -century U.S. artist Frederic Church. At some points all the elements collide: take the baroque altar in the Monastery and the elaborate tree cross in the patio.
It’s a thrilling and stimulating exposure to the arts, curated by the hacienda’s owner who loves to lay down an intellectual gauntlet..