Inside the Baroque: The Legacy of Mexican Viceregal Arts and Culture
Exhibition at the Benson Latin American Collection
Inside the Baroque illuminates the splendor and diversity of Mexican arts and letters in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their enduring legacy.
Photography by Carolyn Brown and documentary film by Quin Mathews present arresting views of Mexico’s baroque churches, showcasing the height of the period’s aesthetic and architectural achievement.
Surrounded by these images, Benson rare books and manuscripts offer another view of the Hispanic baroque and its impact—from colonial writers Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Carlos Sigüenza y Góngora to the contemporary neobaroque and “ultrabaroque.”
*OPENING EVENT* THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
4:30pm Roundtable on Mexican baroque arts, architecture, and literature with LLILAS professors Susan Deans-Smith (History), Benjamin Ibarra Sevilla (Architecture), and César A. Salgado (Spanish and Portuguese)
5:30–7pm Opening reception with special guests Carolyn Brown, Photographer, and Quin Mathews, Filmmaker
Exhibition and opening event are free and open to the public.
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