The First Flowering of American Colonial Arts
Unknown artist, folding screen with Indian Wedding and Flying Pole, second half of the seventeenth century, oil on canvas. Private collection.
A Collaboration between the
& The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Saturday, September 18, 2004
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
An international group of scholars will convene to discuss artists working in Viceregal Mexico. The program will illuminate the works featured in the Museum’s landmark loan exhibition, Painting a New World: Mexican Art and Life, 1521 – 1821, the largest exhibition of Mexican colonial art ever assembled in the United States. It opens September 1 and continues through October 31, 2004.
Speakers include: Clara Bargellini, Research Fellow and Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Gustavo Curiel, Research Fellow, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo, Research Fellow, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Ilona Katzew, Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Luis Martín, Kahn Professor Emeritus of History, SMU; and
Jacinto Quirarte, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art & Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio.
Two complementary exhibitions will accompany Painting a New World. Mapping a New World and Images of New Spain display rare printed maps and images of New Spain from the comprehensive holdings of SMU’s DeGolyer Library. Also, the museum will feature Titans of Modern Mexico: Rivera to Tamayo, the FEMSA Collection from August 11 – October 24, 2004, a selection of ten masterpieces of 20th-century painting from the corporate collection of FEMSA in Monterrey, Mexico.
The day-long symposium is sponsored by the Meadows Museum in association with the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. Admission to the lectures, including a box lunch, is $25 per person ($15 for Meadows Museum members). Since seating is limited, reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and may be made by calling 214.768.2727.
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Last updated August 5, 2004.