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Behind Closed Doors Related Events

Published October 21, 2014

Richard Aste, Curator of European Art at the Brooklyn Museum, will host the Viewpoint: “Expanding and Redefining American Art at the Brooklyn Museum” at 10:30 a.m. on October 25 in the Historic Asolo Theatre at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The Brooklyn Museum has been a leader in displaying Spanish-American visual art since 1941. Aste, who has served as a curator at the Brooklyn Museum since 2010, will discuss its focus on objects from the Caribbean Basin. Admission to the Viewpoint costs $10 with a discounted price of $5 for Museum Members.

The Ringling will also host a series of Gallery Walk and Talks. The Walk and Talk “What’s Behind Closed Doors?” will focus on a selection of works in the exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 at 6:00 p.m. on October 30. The Walk and Talk “What’s Behind Closed Doors- An Overview of the Exhibition” will be at 6:00 p.m. on December 11 and January 8. The Gallery Walk and Talks are included with Art After Five admission, which is free for Museum Members and $10 for the general public.



In conjunction with the exhibition, East Los Angeles group Cambalache will present Una Historia de Fandango, a performance inspired by fandango of Son Jarocho. The music and dance of Veracruz celebrates 500 years of bringing together the Spanish, African and indigenous cultures of Latin America. Cambalache encourages audience participation in their performance.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on November 7 and 8 in the Historic Asolo Theatre. Tickets cost $30, $25 or $20 with a discounted price of $25, $20 or $15 for Museum Members. This program is made possible in part through the generous support of Stanley and Gloria Goldman Ringling Museum Endowment.

Also related to the Behind Closed Doors exhibition, there will be a study day on November 8 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that will offer insights into the culture of Spanish Colonial America through an exploration of how material culture was used to construct identity and display status in the New World. Presentations by specialists from around the state will examine art and ideas from the exhibition with a special emphasis on how Spanish Colonial traditions have shaped Florida and the Caribbean’s unique history and culture. It will take place at the Johnson-Blalock Education Center in classrooms 1003/04.
Visit Behind Closed Door Exhibition for more information.