San Antonio 1718 Lecture: The Franciscan Renaissance and the Evangelization of Northern New Spain by Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, PhD

Sunday, April 8, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Lectures

Price: Free with Museum admission | Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Please arrive early.

Cristóbal de Villapando (New Spain, 1645-1714)
The Mystical City of God (La Ciudad mística de Dios), 1706
Oil on canvas, h. 71 in. (180 cm); w. 45 in. (114 cm)
Museo de Guadalupe, 10-4996, Scretaría de Cultura, INAH, MX. Zacatecas, México.
Photography by Francisco Kochen

LECTURE

The Franciscan Renaissance and the Evangelization of Northern New Spain by Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, PhD

Enjoy a lecture by Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, PhD on the Franciscan Renaissance the Evangelization of Northern New Spain as it relates to special exhibition, San Antonio 1718

In 1524, twelve Franciscan friars arrived in Mexico and officially embarked on the first mendicant mission in the Americas. Despite early achievements, the utopian project began to wane by 1580. Beginning in 1683, the Franciscan Order renewed its commitment to evangelizing New Spain by establishing new apostolic colleges, launching missions on the northern frontier, and reforming religious life in both city and countryside. Cristina Cruz González, Associate Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University, will consider this second golden age—its missions and myths—and show how an inspired pictorial record was crucial to advancing the late colonial project.

Cristina Cruz González received her PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago in 2009. She has worked for the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago and has held fellowships at the Getty Research Institute, the Newberry Library, and UCLA. Her writing has appeared in many journals, books, and exhibition catalogs. She is expert on early modern Spanish American art and religion and is currently associate professor of art history at Oklahoma State University.

Seating is limited. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Please arrive early. 



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