College of Liberal Arts

Roundtable Discussion Examines Politics of Religious Devotions in Colonial Mexico

Monday Feb 27, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | GAR 4.100

The Institute for Historical Studies presents three internationally renowned scholars of colonial Mexican art history and history to discuss their recently published books that examine questions related to indigenous identity and memory, visual culture, patronage and pilgrimage sites, and the politics of religious devotions in colonial Mexico.

Jaime Cuadriello is an art historian and researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas-UNAM. His award-winning "Las glorias de la República de Tlaxcala" was recently translated into English as "The Glories of the Republic of Tlaxcala: Art and Life in Viceregal Mexico."

William B. Taylor is the Muriel McKevitt Sonne Professor Emeritus, Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of "Shrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico Before the Reforma."

Ilona Katzew is the Senior Curator of Latin American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibition is the highly acclaimed "Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World." She is also the editor of "Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World."

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