Join us for this special opening ceremony of the Lozano Long Conference that also marks the second year of the Thoma Collection at the Blanton! This year's program is titled Create,
Join us for this special opening ceremony of the Lozano Long Conference that also marks the second year of the Thoma Collection at the Blanton! This year’s program is titled Create, Consume, Collect: Past and Modern Lives of Spanish American Artifacts.
5:00pm – Welcome Ceremony. This will be led by Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Director of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies, our Director Simone Wicha, and our conference organizers Susan Deans-Smith and Rosario I. Granados.
5:15pm – Concert by Austin Baroque Orchestra. Native Tongues Program (music from the missions of Chiquitos, and Lima and Mexico’s Cathedrals.)
Visitors are encouraged to visit the Spanish Colonial Galleries in the museum which will be open until 7:00pm.Click to RSVP
The 2018 Lozano Long Conference is organized by Dr. Rosario Granados-Salinas, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator of Spanish Colonial Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, and Associate Professor of History Susan Deans-Smith. This year, scholars from Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Venezuela, and the United States will convene to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to the study of material culture, including art historical interpretation, anthropological inquiry, and conservation analysis. The theme is inspired by the Foundation’s long-term loan of thirty works of Spanish Colonial art to the Blanton. Professors Thomas B.F. Cummins, Harvard University, and Luisa Elena Alcalá, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, will deliver keynote addresses. Kicking off with a performance by the Austin Baroque Orchestra, the Lozano Long Conference is free and open to the public. The second rotation of artworks from the Thoma Collection will open Feb. 12 at the Blanton, coinciding with the event. Register here.
(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm