Female Religious Portraiture in Spanish America

From Mexico to Manila, paintings and engravings of religious women were popular in Spanish America. These images conveyed spirituality while addressing the polemics of specific times and places. This lecture will explore the political, social, and juridical power of female portraiture beyond its performance of piety. Our visiting speaker for this event is Dr. Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Art History, Oklahoma State University. It will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith Building.

This event is included in the price of admission. Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum for payment and validation.

Image Captions: (Left) José de Mota, True Portrait of the Venerable Mother Gerónima de la Asunción, Mexico, 1713, The John Carter Brown Library, (Right) José del Castillo, Portrait of Sister María Clara Josefa, Puebla, circa 1769, Museo Nacional de Arte.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Blanton Museum of Art (BMA)
200 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD E, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public




Included in the price of admission



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