Espejos de Aztlán
2:42 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

"Behind closed doors"

Mon. 31 March, 7p: Come stroll with us inside a typical house belonging to a wealthy "criollo" (Creole, a Spaniard -usually a mestizo- born in the Americas). We´ll share this walk guided by Andrew Connors, Art Curator of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Intrigue, opulence, loyalty, and at the same time, deep social and identity conflicts with the Spanish Crown and Catholic religion are on display in a powerful exhibition about race, lineage, and place of birth intertwined with the richness derived by work of subjugated and enslaved indigenous and African peoples. 

The exhibition “Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898” is opened until May 18th, at the Albuquerque Museum of Art an History (2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM), Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.

We´ll feature Latin American Baroque Music selected by Andrew Connors.

www.albuquerquemuseum.org/art-history/current-exhibitions?/exhibition/33

Credit Agostino Brunias (Italian, circa 1730–1796), "Free Women of Color with Their Children and Servants in a Landscape", circa 1770–96. Oil on canvas / Brooklyn Museum

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