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Date: Thursday November 17, 2016

Time and Location:
2:00-3:30pm, Waters Room, Zimmerman Library

Lecture Title:
‘Sol y Sombra’: Music in Images in the Arts of New Spain

Scenes depicting musicians performing are found in a range of colonial art forms. Here, I briefly explore religious music from the 16th century through an examination of mission design and manuscript illuminations, and secular or profane music from the 18th century represented in genre paintings, domestic spaces, and biombos.



Ray Hernández-Durán completed his Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Chicago. His courses cover Spanish Colonial Art and Architecture, Baroque Art, and African Art. He has articles in academic journals, including Nineteenth-Century Studies and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide; essays in edited volumes, such as, Buen Gusto and Classicism in the Visual Cultures of Latin America (1780–1910), Woman and Art in Early Modern Latin America, and Hacia otra historia del arte en México. His book, The Academy of San Carlos and Mexican Art History: Politics, History, and Art in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (Routledge) will be out in November 2016.

Music from the Americas presents Versus 8

Percussion music in the Americas is one of the most exotic, visually attractive, and antique forms of expression since pre-hispanic times. Preserving, promoting and creating music for the percussion family of instruments is at the core of Versus 8’s mission through international collaboration with composers, performers, students, and cultural centers that contribute with their resources to the cycle of music, namely: creation, performance, and listening..

A Day in the Life of the Bosavi People

A 90 minute, 4K, 7.1 surround sound eco-rockumentary concert of a day in the life of the Bosavi people and their rainforest home in Papua New Guinea, directed and produced by Steven Feld and based on recordings and images from 1976-2018.


A Collaborative program featuring both student and faulty from the departments of Music and Theatre & Dance.

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