Mexican Art in Silver: A Talk by Penny C. Morrill

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Latin American Library
The Latin American Library Seminar Room 4th floor, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Tulane University Uptown campus 7001 Freret St.

Penny C. Morrill is a leading scholar of William Spratling and the artistic movements surrounding the Taxco silver renaissance that took shape in post-Revolutionary Mexico beginning in the 1920s. She has published widely on Spratling, the modern Mexican silver design industry, and early modern Mesoamerican art.  Among her monographs are Mexican Silver (with Carole A. Berk, Schiffer1994, 4thedition, 2007); Silver Masters of Mexico (Schiffer 1996);  Maestros de Plata:  William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance, editor and curator (Abrams/San Antonio Museum of Art 2002); Margot Van Voorhies:  The Art of Mexican Enamelwork (Schiffer 2011); The Casa del Deán: New World Imagery in a Sixteenth-Century Mexican Mural Cycle (University of Texas 2014); and  Dreaming in Silver/Soñar en Plata:  Silver Artists of Modern Mexico (forthcoming, Schiffer 2018). Penny Morrill was instrumental in establishing the Sutherland-Taxco Collection at Tulane University’s Latin American Library and has assisted in the development of permanent modern Mexican silver collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. She received a PhD in Art History from the University of Maryland (2001) and has taught Mexican art at George Mason University.

Join us afterwards for refreshments and discussion

The talk will be in English