In 16th and 17th century Peru, Inca weavers began to create tapestries to adorn newly built Christian churches. Their works came out of the Inca tradition but responded to a variety of imported textile types.
Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, associate professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida, will discuss surviving examples and documentary traces of these tapestries, which were expert syntheses of foreign and local elements that responded to the missionary goals of the period.
Doors open at 2 pm.
Tickets available at the door. Free for Alianza members; $5 for DAM members; $10 for others; free for students with valid ID.