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Behind closed doors : art in the Spanish American home, 1492-1898

Author: Richard AsteMia L BagnerisMichael A BrownJorge RivasSuzanne L Stratton-PruittAll authors
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Museum ; New York : Monacelli Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Aste; Mia L Bagneris; Michael A Brown; Jorge Rivas; Suzanne L Stratton-Pruitt; Brooklyn Museum.; Albuquerque Museum.; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.; New Orleans Museum of Art.
ISBN: 1580933653 9781580933650 9780872731721 0872731723
OCLC Number: 825046947
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by and held at the Brooklyn Museum, September 20, 2013-January 12, 2014. Also held at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, February 16-May 18, 2014, New Orleans Museum of Art, June 20-September 21, 2014, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, October 17, 2014-January 11, 2015.
"Behind Closed Doors is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives and interiors of Spain's New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century, focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art. Through approximately 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, and decorative art objects, this exhibition presents for the first time American, European, and Asian luxury goods from everyday life as signifiers of the faith, wealth, taste, and socio-racial standing of their consumers. The exhibition explores themes including representations of the indigenous and Creole elite, rituals in the home, the sala de estrado (women's sitting room), the bedchamber, and social identity through material culture."--Brooklyn Museum website.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Map of the Americas in 1794 --
Art of the Spanish American home at the Brooklyn Museum / Richard Aste --
Domestic display in the Spanish overseas territories / Jorge F. Rivas Pérez --
Paintings in the home in Spanish Colonial America / Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt --
Portraits and patrons in the Colonial Americas / Michael A. Brown --
Reimagining race, class, and identity in the New World / Mia L. Bagneris.
Other Titles: Behind closed doors (Brooklyn Museum)
Responsibility: edited by Richard Aste ; essays by Richard Aste, Mia L. Bagneris, Michael A. Brown, Jorge F. Rivas Pérez, Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt.


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