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Indigenous Knowledge and the Making of the Colonial Latin America

Getty Research Institute

Nose Ornament with Spiders (detail), 1st century BCE-2nd century CE. Salinar culture. Gold. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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This symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the ways in which indigenous knowledge contributed to the making of colonial Latin America. A dozen talks will examine practices related to art, architecture, science, medicine, governance, and the study of the past, among other topics. The event is related to two exhibitions that showcase magnificent examples of work by indigenous artists and authors: Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas, at The J. Paul Getty Museum, and Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin, at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, which form part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. This program is generously supported by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, the Seaver Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. For more information see here.

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December 08, 2017 09:00 AM — December 08, 2017 05:00 PM

December 09, 2017 09:00 AM — December 09, 2017 05:00 PM


West LA & Valley





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Los Angeles, CA

Associated Exhibition

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas