'Archive of the World' Explores the Complex Dynamics of Spanish America at LACMA
From June 12 to October 30, 2022, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800. The exhibition is curated by Ilona Katzew, curator and department head of Latin American Art at LACMA.
After the Spaniards began colonizing the so-called New World in the late 15th century and set out to spread Christianity, artists across Spanish America drew from a range of traditions-Indigenous, European, Asian, and African-reflecting the interconnectedness of the world. "Spanish America was neither a homogeneous nor a monolithic entity, and local artists were not passive absorbers of foreign traditions," said Ilona Katzew.
"We are proud to share our important holdings of viceregal art with the public," said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director.
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