Online Event: Race in Colonial Latin America

2020thu15oct5:00 pmOnline Event: Race in Colonial Latin AmericaPart of the Distinguished Visiting Speakers in the art of the Spanish Americas series

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After 1492, in the area that we now know as Latin America, Indigenous, African, Asian, and European peoples engaged in multiple interactions, exchanges, and experiences, all shaped by colonialism. Although racial identities could be fluid and malleable during three centuries of colonial rule, primarily due to a constant mixing, whiteness and indigeneity became increasingly polarized in the late 18th century as political instability increased. In this session, three outstanding scholars will traverse the contradictions and disparities derived from race in the Spanish Americas, enlightening us about the present along the way.

Speakers: Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Associate Professor of History of Art, Cornell University
Elena FitzPatrick Sifford, Assistant Professor of Art History at the Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College

Moderated by: Susan Deans-Smith, Associate Professor, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin


Feature Image: Unknown Artist, Our Lady of Cocharcas, Cuzco, ca 1751 (detail), Oil on canvas, Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma on loan to the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin.


October 15, 2020 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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