Illustrated lecture complementing the “Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art” exhibit, on display from March 19, 2016 through April 17, 2016. The lecture will be held in the Walter S. Gublemann Auditorium with curator Jorge F. Rivas Pérez.
About Jorge Rivas Pérez
An art historian, architect, and designer, Jorge Rivas Pérez is the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum (February 2016), and former curator of Spanish Colonial Art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. He has curated exhibitions and published broadly on Spanish Colonial Art and Latin American architecture and design. Among his exhibition projects are the forthcoming Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art from the Cisneros Collection (April 2016), and Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940-1978 (2015), Cornelis Zitman: 1947-1957 la década del diseño” (2011), De oficio pintor, arte colonial venezolano, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (2007), and
Devoción Privada: pintura religiosa colonial venezolana en la Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (2002). He coedited Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940-1978 (2015) and authored, among others, Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art from the Cisneros Collection (2016), Arte del Período Hispánico Venezolano en la Hacienda Carabobo (1998) and El repertorio clásico en el mobiliario venezolano (2007). He is permanent member of the International Advisory Committee at Museo de Arte de Lima, and member of the Advisory Council on Colonial Latin American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Rivas Perez received his architecture degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, his specialization on industrial design from Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy, and his M.Phil from the Bard Graduate Center, where he is pursuing his Ph.D.
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