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Spanish Colonial Art from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection

Spanish Colonial Art from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Jun 3 2006-Sep 10 2006   /  The exhibition will present approximately 75 pieces from the late 17th through 19th centuries including paintings, sculptures, silver and furniture.

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

Spanish domination over a large geographic area of the Americas from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century was one of great wealth and power. Central and South America provided the mother country with incredible riches as gold and silver mines yielded forth literally tons of the precious ores. The Spanish Catholic Church, ruling side-by-side with the Spanish Crown, would be the supreme patron of the arts in the New World. Itinerant and indigenous artists created religious paintings, sculptures, and ecclesiastical metal works in large numbers. Selections in this special exhibition of Spanish Colonial art will include works from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek of Charlotte, NC. The exhibition will present paintings, sculptures, silver and furniture from the late 17th through 19th centuries. Mexican, Peruvian, Guatemalan and other colonial cultures will be among approximately 75 works comprising this exhibition. The Spanish Colonial era of the New World uniquely illustrates the merging of European art, culture and aesthetics with those of indigenous peoples of the Central and South America and the Philippine Islands