From the Andes to the Caribbean

From the Andes to the Caribbean

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU

Now - Sep 4, 2022
Recurring daily through Sep 4, 2022

Free

From the Andes to the Caribbean: Art of the Spanish Americas from the Thoma Collection presents paintings from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, and Puerto Rico dating from around 1600 to the mid-19th century. The variety of styles underlines the great diversity among works of art broadly called “Spanish Colonial.” Many of the works reflect the powerful role of the Catholic Church during three centuries of Spanish rule. The portraits featured in the exhibition were commissioned to reflect the social status of both peninsular Spaniards and Creoles, those born of Spanish families in the Americas.

The Frost Art Museum’s presentation of this exhibition includes a companion exhibition, Cicatrices, presenting contemporary artists whose work interprets traditional colonial narratives and examines related symbolism.
The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is a grantmaking and art collecting organization based in Santa Fe and Chicago. The Foundation’s mission recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity and connect people across cultures. The Thoma Foundation lends and exhibits artworks from its collection to support pivotal initiatives in the arts. The Foundation’s Art of the Spanish Americas collection comprises more than 175 paintings from South America and the Caribbean.

 

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