Upcoming Cultural Events
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April 21, 2013, 5:00 pm, at CHICLE—Talk and Slide Presentation
Arenas of Encounter: Missions and Cultural Negotiation in Colonial New Spain, Klint Ericson
The arrival of Spanish explorers and would-be conquerors in the Americas initiated a period of profound cultural change for everyone involved. With its epic scale and often tragic consequences, this period continues to challenge the imagination of popular audiences and historians alike.
In this presentation and subsequent discussion, UNC-Chapel Hill art history Ph. D. candidate Klint Ericson will discuss the role of colonial mission complexes in negotiating cultural encounters between Spanish friars and the indigenous populations among whom they worked. Examples of architecture, sculpture, and painting present a complex picture of cultural interactions in central Mexico and on the colonial periphery in present-day New Mexico.
Watch our brief slideshow from our Day of the Dead memorial event for our colleague Miriam Palacio