CLAA Symposium

Event Information


All of the following symposium events are free and open to the public. All events will take place in FAB 105 unless otherwise noted.

Friday, November 3rd

2:00 – 2:10pm
Opening Remarks

2:15 – 4:30pm
Session I: Decorative Program in 17th- and 18th- century Sacred Spaces

Illusion and Artifice: Reflective Materials in Quito’s Jesuit Church
     Isabel Oleas-Mogollón
     Presentation given in English

Praying through the Senses: An Approach to the Ochavo Chapel from its Artistic and Votive Collection
     Elsaris Núñez Méndez
     Presentation given in Spanish

The Altarpiece of the Mystical Saints of the Chapel Medina Picazo
     Verónica Guadalupe Herrera Rivera
     Presentation given in Spanish

Religious Visual Culture during the 17th Century in the New Kingdom of Granada in Light of the Doctrinal Temples: The cases of Sutatausa, Turmequé, Suesca, and Chivatá
     Dario Velandia Onofre
     Presentation given in Spanish

6:00 – 7:30pm
Keynote lecture by Dr. Clara Bargellini entitled “
Mexican Altarpieces: Interactions in Time and Space” followed by Q&A
Presentation given in English

7:30 – 9:00pm

Location: University Gallery

Saturday, November 4th

9:50 – 10:00
Welcome-back remarks

10:00am – 11:45pm
Session II: Agency and Display as seen through Regional Cults, Style, and Public Ceremonies

Retablos and Facades: The Staging of the Baroque in the California Missions
     Cynthia Neri Lewis
     Presentation given in English

Sacred Opulence: The Devotional Qualities of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Metropolitan Cathedral, Sucre
     Lucia Abramovich
     Presentation given in English

¡El Rey ha Muerto! ¡Viva el Rey!Political Ceremonies and Royal Symbols in Caracas’ Public Space, 1789-1790
     Andreína Soto
     Presentation given in English

11:45am – 1:30pm
Lunch break

1:30 – 3:45pm
Session III: Legitimizing Status through Portraiture, Music, and Dress

The Kimono in New Spain and the Representation of Creole Identity in the 18th Century
     Andreia Martins Torres
     Presentation given remotely in Spanish

Displaying Legitimacy: Monjas Coronadas Portraits within the Home
     Kelsey Rozema
     Presentation given in English

Strings, Keys, and Embellishments: The Visual and Auditory Experience of Musical Instruments in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century New Spain
     Diana López Meléndez
     Presentation given in Spanish

José Campeche and Portraiture in Late Eighteenth-Century San Juan, Puerto Rico
     Emily Thames
     Presentation given in English

3:45 – 3:55pm
Closing Remarks

4:05 – 5:30pm

Location: Salon in FAC
Invitation only
Coffee and snacks provided