Creating a New World Icon: Bicultural Motifs and Identity Politics in New Spain's 'Crowned-Nun' Image

Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 2:30pm4:30pm
North Building - Lower Level
Purchase tickets at the door.

Colonial Mexico's monjas coronadas ("crowned nuns") paintings picture nuns in spectacular floral trappings, which they donned for their profession and death ceremonies. Dr. James M. Cordova, Asst. Professor in the department of art and art history at the University of Colorado-Boulder, 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 for DAM members, $10 others. 

For more information, call 303-361-9445. Reservations not required

Sponsored by the Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group.