Starting with the ancient Americas and working up to the 21st century, visit Latin American societies, cultures, religions, politics, and art in this 10-week course inspired by the exhibitions “Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art” and “Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisernos Collection on view this spring.

  

Ten-session course tickets ($200, $250) are not available online.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
The first price is for members, seniors, and students; the second is full price.
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In This Series

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Week 1 of 10
The Ancient Americas and the Present Future
March 5, 2014
12:00 pm1:30 pm

Revisit the ancient cultures of the Valley of Mexico to northern Bolivia.

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Week 2 of 10
Empires Meet: Mexico in the 16th Century
March 12, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Explore the dramatic story of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire.

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Week 3 of 10
Colonial Art History and Early Modern Globalization
March 19, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Explore the influences on each other of Latin America and Europe.

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Week 4 of 10
Visual Culture in the Colonial Americas: Rendering A New World
March 26, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Examine the artistic contributions from Spanish colonial spheres.

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Week 5 of 10
Revolución: Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua
April 2, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Focus on the revolutionary processes of Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

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Week 6 of 10
Abstraction in Mexican Art, 1920-70
April 9, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

See paintings, murals, and public monuments by leading Mexican artists.

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Week 7 of 10
The Cinematic Landscape of Latin America
April 16, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Survey the rise of avant-garde feature filmmaking in Latin America.

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Week 8 of 10
Contemporary Architecture and Art: Engaging the Site
April 30, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Focus on the relationship between contemporary art and architecture.

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Week 9 of 10
The Music of Brazil, Mexico, and Puerto Rico
May 7, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Listen to the history through music of Brazil, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

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Week 10 of 10
Permission To Be Global
May 14, 2014
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Focus on works of art in the Permission to be Global exhibition.