For the next annual conference of the College Art Association (CAA), scheduled for 21-24 February 2018 in Los Angeles, the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies is organizing a panel in memory of the Hispanist Gridley McKim-Smith (1943-2013). The chairs, Mey-Yen Moriuchi and Mark Castro, invite paper proposals by August 14.
The Art Newspaper reports that a gold breast-plate presented by the Panamanian president General José Remón Cantera to Queen Elizabeth in 1953 is now on display at Buckingham Palace.
The future of the object after the end of the Summer Exhibition is still under discussion.
Conference, exhibition and workshop
31 May – 2 June
Weston Library, University of Oxford
Display and discussion of the Bodleian Library’s five pre-Colonial and early Colonial Mexican manuscripts: Codex Selden, Codex Bodley, Codex Mendoza, Codex Laud and The Roll of the New Fire (or Selden Roll).
Presents recent findings on the making and historical significance of the Bodleian’s and other early, pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts, situating them in the context of the pre-Columbian and colonial societies that produced them, describing the world they depict, and reflecting upon their meaning in contemporary Mexico and beyond.
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