For more information on lectures or for a reservation, please call 800.448.3883.



Lecture: “The Manila Galleon Trade and the Decorative Arts of Colonial Latin America”

Thursday, June 9

12:15–1:15 pm, Rotunda

Assistant Director and Curator of Decorative Arts Margaret E. Connors McQuade, The Hispanic Society of America, explores the history of the Manila Galleon trade and examines the production of decorative arts that responded to the fascination for the Asian style in the New World. Rotunda. Members free. Included with admission.

Lecture: “The Role of Religious Orders in the Introduction of Asian Arts to the Americas”

Tuesday, June 21

6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, professor and Alfred and Isabel Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, will examine how missionaries from Catholic religious orders, such as the Jesuits and Franciscans, because of their privileged position in the vanguard of European expansion into both Asia and Native America, were able to connect visual cultures of profoundly different peoples across vast distances. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reservations encouraged. Order tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883.


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