Dr. James M. Cordova, asst. professor in the department of art and art history, University of Colorado-Boulder, will conclude his presentation on Colonial Mexico's monjas coronadas ("crowned nuns") paintings which picture nuns in spectacular floral trappings, which they donned for their profession and death ceremonies. His talk will examine the mixing of Euro-Christian and Mesoamerican imagery in the rich iconographical program of these portraits, as well as how nuns used the portraits to confront monastic reforms that threatened their very way of life.
Doors open at 2 pm.
Free for Alianza members, $3 for students with current ID, $5 DAM members, $10 others. Reservations not required; buy tickets at the door.
For information, call 303-361-9445.
Sponsored by the Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group.