Lectures & Articles

“When Life Gives You Bad Cops, Write A Novel.”
–The New Mexico and Colorado Presswoman’s Association, Taos N.M.
–PEN New Mexico Writer’s Roundtable, Santa Fe, N.M.
–Croak and Dagger, the Albuquerque Chapter of Sisters in Crime

Additional articles published in Artes de México, Artspace, Latin American Art, Metalsmith, and various newspapers.

Essays & Articles

Faith and Transformation: Votive Offerings and Amulets from the Alexander Girard Collection Museum of International Folk Art,
Santa Fe, 2007.

Saints and Sinners: Mexican Religious Art.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 2004.

Per grazie ricevuta.
Bari, Italy: Paolo Malagrinó Editore, 2002.

Converging Cultures.
New York: Abrams and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1996.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture.
New York: Scribner’s, 1995.

Magazine Articles & Catalogue Entries

“La Santa Cruz de Huatulco” Mexico, D.F. Apoyo al Desarrollo de Archivos y Bibliotecas de México, AC (Forthcoming)

Brazil: Where European, African, Asian and Native Customs Converge in Jewelry,Centres and Peripheries in European jewelry – From Antiquity to Twenty First Century Ed. Gonçalo de Vasconcelos e Sousa, June 2021. Porto CITAR/ Universidade Catôlica Editora https://citar.artes.porto.ucp.pt/pt/Livoros-CITAR

Relicarios: The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America,”
Ornament Magazine, Spring, 2021.

“An Introduction to Colonial Brazilian Devotional Jewellery,“ Jewellery History Today,
a publication of the British Museum, London. Spring, 2019.

“Un escudo betlemita en un museo de Córdoba.”
Buenos Aires: FADAM, Federación Argentina de Amigos de Museos, Revista #32, November, 2016.

Collecting: A Popular and Often Valuable Pastime,”
Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection.
San Antonio: Museum of Art, 2013.

Presentations

“Relicarios: The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America.” Friends of Mexican Art,
Scottsdale, AZ. November 7, 2021.

“Relicarios: The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America.” Friends of the Door County Library,
Egg Harbor, WI. August 18, 2021.

“Relicarios: The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America.” PEO Meeting,
Sebastopol, WI. August 16, 2021.

“Relicarios: The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America.”
Friends of Latin American Art. Museum of International Folk Art,
Santa Fe, NM. May, 2021.

Relicarios: The Forgotten Jewels of Latin America.”
Zoom presentation. Collected Works Bookstore,
Santa Fe, NM, October 23, 2020.

“An Introduction to Colonial Brazilian Devotional Jewelry.” Presenter: IV Congresso Internacional de Joahlería;
Porto, Portugal, November, 2018.

Relicarios: Las joyas olvidadas de Latinoamérica.
Presenter: III Congresso Internacional de Joyería, Museu d’Art de Catalunya.
Barcelona, Spain. November, 2016.

Relicarios: Devotional Miniatures from the Americas.
Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona,
lecture in conjunction with Gloria Giffords’ exhibition of Ex-Votos.
Tucson, AZ. 2016.

“Collecting Guatemalan Textiles.“
The Avenir Museum at Colorado State University.
Ft. Collins, CO. 2016.

Relicarios and Escudos: Devotional Jewels from Latin America.”
Friends of Mexican Art, Phoenix Art Museum.
Phoenix, AZ. 2015.

Relicarios: Objects of Devotion.”
University of California,
Riverside, CA. 2014.

“The Art of Collecting Art.”
The San Antonio Museum of Art catalogue,
presented in conjunction with the opening of “PASIÓN POPULAR:
Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection.” 2013.

“Los relicarios de Copacabana, Bolivia: Joyas únicas.”
Presenter: II Congreso Internacional de Joyería; Museo del Traje;
Madrid, Spain. November, 2013.

Relicarios and Escudos: Devotional Jewels from Latin America,”
Alianza de las Artes Americanas at the Denver Art Museum.
Denver, Co. 2012.

“Promoting the Preservation and Sale of Folk Art.”
Society of Applied Anthropology Convention.
Santa Fe, NM. 2009.

Milagros: Votive Offerings from the Americas.”
School for Advance Research.
Santa Fe, NM. 2008.

Votive Offerings and Amulets from the Alexander Girard Collection,”
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe.
Martha discusses milagros with other contributors to “Faith and Transformation.”
Doris Francis, ed., MNMP, 2007.

Milagros: Votive Offerings from the Americas.”
Museum of International Folk Art,
Santa Fe, 2007.

“Relicarios: Devotional Miniatures of the Americas.”
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Santa Fe, NM,
in conjunction with exhibit of Martha Egan’s collection of relicarios, 2006.

“Relicarios: Devotional Miniatures of the Americas.”
San Antonio Museum of Art, in conjunction with exhibit of Martha Egan’s collection of relicarios.
September 1999, to July 2000.

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