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Materiality: Making Spanish America - 18th Annual Mayer Center symposium

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Posted by: Denver Art Museum
Deadline: Fri, November 2nd, 2018

18th Annual Mayer Center Symposium

Making Spanish America
November 1–2, 2018
Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building), Denver Art Museum

During the early modern period in Spanish America, artists and craftspeople experimented with a variety of local natural resources and imported materials—pigments, fibers, feathers, shell, stone, wood, clay, silver, gold—which resulted in a new and unique visual culture. This symposium will bring together an international group of scholars to explore topics central to the formation and evolution of materiality in the Spanish Americas.

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Keynote Address followed by a reception, November 1, 6PM (doors open at 5:30PM)
Thomas B.F. Cummins (Harvard U.)
Seeing is Believing: The Miracle of Colonial Native Artists, their Works, & their Materials
Lectures, November 2, 9:30AM-5PM (doors open at 9AM)
Sabena Kull (U. of Delaware & Mayer Fellow, DAM)
Literacies Sewn in Silk: Embroidered Samplers & Female Education in the Spanish World
Emmanuel Ortega (U. of Illinois at Chicago)
Consuming the Host: The Materiality of Franciscan Anxiety in 18th Century New Spain
Donna Pierce (Former Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, DAM)
Material Matters: Global Trade at the Edges of the Spanish Colonial Empire
Rafael Ramos Sosa (U. de Sevilla)
Sculpture at Home in Baroque Lima
María Paola Rodríguez Prada (Museo Nacional de Colombia)
Ammonites, Gourds, Watercolors & Lithograph Prints: Scientific Objects & Images for a Cultural History
Olaya Sanfuentes (U. Católica de Chile)
Collect, Create & Send: The objects in the Index of Archbishop of Trujillo, Martínez Castellón
Gabriela Siracusano (U. de Buenos Aires & U. Nacional de San Martín)
Materiality Between Mind & Hands: Some Approaches to Native Creativity in Colonial South America
Jonathan Tavares (The Art Institute Of Chicago)
Arming the New World: The Material Culture of Conflict in New Spain 1500-1800
Antonio Urquízar Herrera (U. Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid)
American Objects in 16th Century Castilian Households

Admission fee for the Materiality symposium
$20 Students, $75 Alianza Members, $80 DAM Member, $85 Other.
Please register using the above link. Look for a postcard mailing late summer.

Posted on Tue, July 3rd, 2018
Expires on Fri, November 2nd, 2018

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