Gifted to the museum in 2008, The Virgin of Valvanera , a masterwork of Mexico's so-called Golden Age of painting, is back on view after 1,500 hours of conservation work.
This painting is attributed to Cristóbal de Villalpando who was counted among the best Mexican baroque painters of the seventeenth century. His handling of paint and color is regarded as an imaginative reinterpretation of Flemish, Spanish, or Venetian works.
Come explore the art of painting in Colonial Mexico and the legend of The Virgin of Valvanera with Jorge Rivas, curator of Spanish Colonial Art
Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month. All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.
Meet at 4 pm in the elevator lobby of level 2 of the Hamilton Building.
Image: Cristóbal de Villalpando, The Virgin of Valvanera, about 1710, Mexico. Oil paint on canvas. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2008.832.