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February 15, 2013

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Presents Journeys To New Worlds, A Collection of Colonial Portugese And Spanish Art, February 16-May 19

Our Lady of Pomata, one of the many pieces of art that will be on display in the Journeys to New Worlds exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art . (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is welcoming an exciting new exhibition on Saturday, February 16. Journeys To New Worlds is a collection from Spain and Portugal and their colonies and contains works from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Through this exhibit, the influence of cultures on one another is evident, and the creation of a new type of art is also evident.

The collection will be on display in the Perelman Building and will be available for your viewing pleasure from Saturday, February 16-Sunday, May 19.

The collection was donated by Roberta and Richard Huber, and many of the pieces in the collection are on display in America for the first time ever.

The collection of Spanish and Portugese pieces of art consists of religious sculptures, silver and ivory works, furniture and an assortment of paintings.

The rich visuals and details that make up each of the items in the collection show the mass amount of trade and trade routes between Spain and Portugal and their colonies in Asia and South America, and how inspiration from each country is seen in the collection from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Works from Bolivian artists, Melchor Pérez Holguín and Gaspar Miguel de Berrío will be on display along with ivory sculptures that portray Catholic themes created by people in Portugal’s colonies in Asia.

The Journeys to New Worlds exhibit continues the PMA’s mission to promote artwork of Latin America.

Journeys to New Worlds at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When: February 16-May 19
Where: The Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave
Cost: Free with admission
More info: www.philamuseum.org

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