Panel Discussion: Colonialism, from "Highest Heaven" to Darker History
January 15, 2017
The stunning objects of the exhibition Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection offer the chance to examine the history of colonialism that exists beneath the surface of these precious works. In brief talks followed by a panel discussion, four scholars of colonialism – Leopoldo Bernucci, Charles Walker, Sudipta Sen, and Manuel Barajas – will offer context and understanding of colonialism, past and present, and its lasting effects. Deepen your understanding of the history behind the art and the aftereffects of colonialism that continue to impact artists and cultures of today. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended.
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Attributed to Cristóbal Lozano, Rosa de Salazar y Gabiño, Countess of Monteblanco
and Montemar, 1764–1771. Oil on canvas, 37 13/16 x 29 3/4 in. Roberta and Richard Huber Collection. Photograph by Graydon Wood, Philadelphia Museum of Art.