During my research for 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, I made note of several poems, articles, and books that inspired me and informed my thinking. I invite you to explore the following readings.
Articles and Poems
Charlene Villaseñor Black, “Decolonial Aspirations and the Study of Colonial Art,” Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 3 (4) (2021): 5–11; https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2021.3.4.5.
Neil Leadbeater, Librettos for the Black Madonna (Edinburgh: White Adder Press, 2011).
Rosario I. Granados-Salinas, Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America (Austin: Tower Books, 2022).
Patricia Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016).
Ilona Katzew et al., Pinxit Mexici/Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790 (New York: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2017).
Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt et al., The Virgin, Saints, and Angels: South American Paintings, 1600–1825, from the Thoma Foundation (Stanford, Calif.: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, in association with SKIRA, 2006).
Homi Bhaba, The Location of Culture, 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge, 2004).
George Boudreau and Margaretta Lovell, A Material World: Culture, Society, and the Life of Things in Early Anglo-America (State College: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020).
Ana Castillo, Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe (New York: Penguin, 1997).
Edward S. Cooke, Global Objects: Toward a Connected Art History (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2022).
Thomas B.F. Cummins, Toasts with the Inca: Andean Abstraction and Colonial Images on Quero Vessels, 4th ed. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005).
Jordana Dym and Karl Offen, eds., Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011).
Emily Engel, Pictured Politics: Visualizing Colonial History in South American Portrait Collections (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020).
George Kubler, The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2008).
Kris Lane, Potosí: The Silver City that Changed the World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2021).
Colin McEwan and John W. Hoopes, eds., Pre-Columbian Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador: Toward an Integrated Approach (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2021).
Nestor Medina, Mestizaje: (Re)Imagining Race, Culture, and Faith in Latina/o Catholicism (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2014).
Felipe Pereda, Crime and Illusion: The Art of Truth in the Spanish Golden Age (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2018).
Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism, 2nd ed. (New York: Knopf, 2012).
Jack Weatherford, Indian Givers: How the Indians of America Transformed the World, 2nd ed. (New York: Random House, 2018).
Horace D. Ballard is the Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Associate Curator of American Art and organizer of the exhibition From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire.