The CPPC Donates 118 Works of Art and Objects From the Colonial Period to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) donated 118 pieces from its collection of furniture, art, and objects from Latin America’s colonial period, one of the five collections that comprise the CPPC, to leading institutions committed to the conservation and study of the legacies of art from the colonial and early republican periods in Latin America, including: the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York; and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts.
This donation expands the scope of these institutions’ permanent collections by encouraging a broader, more diverse and inclusive view of Latin American artistic production from the 17th to mid-19th centuries.
About the Colonial Art Collection
The CPPC's collection of furniture, art and objects from the colonial period was formed with the intention of broadly representing Venezuelan material culture from the mid-seventeenth to mid-nineteenth centuries. This core is complemented by select works from the viceroyalties of New Spain (Mexico) and Peru, as well as pieces from elsewhere in the Spanish Caribbean and Southeast Asia.
Donation to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In the case of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the gift—consisting of nine works—represents the fruitful culmination of an institutional relationship that began in 2010. With this gift, the CPPC formally transferred to the MFA a group of furniture, silver and paintings that had been on long-term loan on the occasion of the opening of the widely-admired Art of the Americas wing. The gift includes some additional works that enrich the initial group and recognizes the museum's continued commitment to research and education about art from colonial Latin America, placing this production in active dialogue with North American colonial art.
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