Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art from Phoenix Art Museum’s Collection
Exhibition: 5 September 2015 – 28 February 2016
Symposium: Wednesday, 30 September 2015, Phoenix Art Museum (free):
Speakers on Spanish Colonial art include Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Sharon Fredrick, Jaime Lara, and Angélica J. Afanador-Pujol.
Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America. Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, 7 December 2014 – 27 February 2016.
During the Spanish Colonial period in Latin America (1521–1850), precious gold and silver were crafted into elegant jewelry then embellished with emeralds from Colombia, coral from Mexico, and pearls from Venezuela. Displaying their wealth and status, people were painted wearing their finest dress and elaborate jewelry.