Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America

   August 14, 2022 - January 8, 2023
   Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America installation view, courtesy of the Blanton Museum of Art. Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation

Artists Included:
Pedro José Díaz, Diego Quispe Tito, Unidentified Artist

Fourteen paintings from the Thoma Collection of Art of the Spanish Americas are included in Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America at the Blanton Museum of Art. The exhibition addresses social roles of textiles and their visual representations in different media produced in Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela during the 17th and 18th centuries.⁠ A visually sumptuous celebration of texture, artistry, and ornament, Painted Cloth explores how Indigenous and European aesthetic traditions were woven together. The exhibition showcases the production, use, and meaning of garments in both civil and religious settings.⁠ This exhibition is organized by Dr. Rosario I. Granados, Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas, Blanton Museum of Art.⁠