TAG: chest

Exhibit Explores Prized Functional Items in Spanish America

Exhibit Explores Prized Functional Items in Spanish America

One exhibit on view at the DAM through November 2014 highlights how art was an essential part of daily life in Spanish America. Personal Effects: Art & Home in South America includes a number of small jewel-like objects of the highest quality—polychromed wood and ivory sculpture, exquisite pieces of silver, a magnificent illuminated manuscript and a portrait miniature painted on ivory. Many of the objects on view were prized possessions while serving practical domestic functions such as storing jewelry and writing materials. More