Exhibition Tour: From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire
Sunday, June 4 join associate curator Horace D. Ballard for an in-depth tour of the objects and themes of the exhibition "De los Andes al Caribe: El arte americano desde el imperio español/From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire," on view until Sunday, July 30. Featuring nearly 50 objects from Harvard Art Museums collections and Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, the exhibition explores how American material and mineral wealth fueled global trade, changed the course of visual history and has had an impact on modern politics that continues today. Ballard will share insights about the ways in which the idea of “America” and the canon of American art are inseparable from the histories of Spanish colonialism across the hemisphere. Tours are limited to 18 people, and reservations are required. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online. The tour reservation will also serve as a general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.