Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Join associate curator Horace D. Ballard for an in-depth discussion about one of the works in 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 July 30, 2023. 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.
Featuring nearly 50 objects from the Harvard Art Museums collections and the 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.
Our galleries are full of stories—this series of talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.
Horace D. Ballard, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Associate Curator of American Art
Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.
Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.
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Loans and exhibition coordination courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation. Support for the exhibition is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation Fund for the American Art Department; the Bolton Fund for American Art, Gift of the Payne Fund; the Alexander S., Robert L., and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund; and the Gurel Student Exhibition Fund. Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund.
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