Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800, is the first exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s notable holdings of Spanish American art. This exhibition emphasizes the creative power of Spanish America, featuring more than 90 works — paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and more — from Mexico and Central and South America. Following the arrival of the Spaniards in the Americas in the late 15th century, the region developed complex artistic traditions that drew on Indigenous, European, Asian, and African art. This exhibition highlights the interconnectedness of these cultures and ideas in the early modern world.

Image: Unidentified artist (Mexico). Folding Screen with Indigenous Wedding, Mitote, and Flying Pole (Biombo con desposorio indígena, mitote y palo volador), ca. 1660–90. Oil on canvas; overall (4 panels): 66 × 120 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art Deaccession Fund. Photo © Museum Associates/LA


December 4
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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