The Art of Colonial Latin America

Event Date: 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 to Sunday, May 1, 2016




Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Collection, this exhibition focuses on the upper division course, The Arts of Spain and New Spain, taught by Deborah Spivak, Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture Department at UCSB. This course charts both the revolution of the arts in 16th and 17th century Spain and their influence and transformation in the visual culture of the New World. The works on view demonstrate the creative interaction of the European and indigenous traditions in the paintings and wood carvings that were produced in this rich artistic period. The objects in the exhibition span the 17th and 18th centuries in both Central and South America.  Students in the course will be writing papers about the form, content, and affective properties of the objects on display.