Dennis Carr, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

By the mid-16th century, Latin America was connected directly to Asia via the Spanish galleon trade. Join curator Dennis Carr for the fourth annual Darwin Cordoba lecture, in which he shares his discoveries for the exhibition “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia,” and discusses the profound effect luxury goods from Asia—folding screens, porcelains, lacquerwork, and textiles—had on artistic production and cultural identity in colonial Latin America.

Free reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Darwin Cordoba Fund for Latin American Art.

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Above: María de los Dolores Juliana Rita Nuñez de Villavicencio y Peredo, about 1735. Oil on canvas. Carlos de Ovando Collection, Mexico City.