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The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530–1830

The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530–1830
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
The arrival of the Spanish in 1532 in South America dramatically transformed the Andean cultural landscape

This exhibition of more than 175 works of art focuses on two uniquely rich and inherently Andean art forms that flourished during the colonial period, presenting the finest examples of Inca and colonial garments and tapestries, as well as ritual and domestic silverwork. Their juxtaposition, together with a select group of important colonial paintings and other related objects, drawn from museums, churches, and private collections in South America, Europe, and the United States, documents the creative vitality of the complex Andean culture that developed after the Conquest.

An international scholarly symposium (Oct 1–3, 2004) will be held in connection with the exhibition.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Site

Contact: Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

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