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Sunday Talk: Fashioning Elite Identity: Colonial Portrait Painting in the Spanish Americas

This talk will examine the significance of clothing in viceregal portraits from Spanish Colonial America


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Apr 13, 2014
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


The Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


This talk will examine the significance of clothing in viceregal portraits, such as those originally displayed in the private homes of New Spain, Peru, and elsewhere in the early modern Americas. By looking at examples drawn from the exhibition, Behind the Closed Doors, as well as from the larger body of colonial portrait painting, the talk will address the significance of portraiture, its production, iconography, and meaning in colonial society.

Ray Hernandez-Duran, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Spanish Colonial Art History at the University of New Mexico.


Museum admission is $4 for individuals aged 13-64 ($3 for NM Residents), $2 for Seniors aged 65+, and $1 for children aged 4-12. Children aged 0-3 and Museum Members are free. General Museum admission is free on the first Wednesday of the month, Saturdays from 2-5 pm, Sundays from 9 am-1 pm, and the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5-830 pm.


Jessica Coyle