May 20, 2021
To register for this lecture, go here.
“The silver mines in Potosi (present-day Bolivia)were discovered in 1545. The silver produced there fed and renovated European economy during almost three centuries but was also transformed in numerous artifacts that were used both in civil and religious environments. In this webinar, an advanced celebration of the Blanton’s silver galleries opening in the Fall, we will discover new approaches to everyday life and work in what was the world’s highest and richest colonial boomtown and learn how to appreciate colonial silverware beyond their simple stylistic features.
Free to attend; register at: https://blantonmuseum.org/events/virtual-event-silvers-myths-of-spanish-america/
Image: Plaque from an altar frontal, Perú, first half of the 18th century, Blanton Museum of Art, photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Art Museum”
Martin Luther King at Congress
Austin, 78701 TX
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