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Visual Voyages

The Huntington, San Marino

16 Sep 2017 - 8 Jan 2018

Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

This sweeping international loan exhibition at The Huntington Library will explore how the depiction of Latin American nature contributed to art and science between the late 1400s and the mid 1800s. ‘Visual Voyages’ will feature more than 150 paintings, rare books, illustrated manuscripts, prints, and drawings from The Huntington’s holdings as well as from dozens of other collections. The exhibition looks at how indigenous peoples, Europeans, Spanish Americans, and individuals of mixed-race descent depicted natural phenomena for a range of purposes and from a variety of perspectives: artistic, cultural, religious, commercial, medical, and scientific. The exhibition is a part of ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art that involves more than 70 arts institutions across Southern California. Find out more about the ‘Visual Voyages’ exhibition from The Huntington’s website.

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Relación Geográfica Map of Santiago Atitlán (1585), artist unknown. Joaquín García Icazbalceta Manuscript Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Relación Geográfica Map of Santiago Atitlán (1585), artist unknown. Joaquín García Icazbalceta Manuscript Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Intermediate Stages of Blooming (from Victoria regia; 1854), John Fisk Allen. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Intermediate Stages of Blooming (from Victoria regia; 1854), John Fisk Allen. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Chimborazo Seen from the Tapia Plateau (from View of the cordilleras and monuments of the indigenous peoples of the Americas; 1810–13), Alexander von Humboldt. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Chimborazo Seen from the Tapia Plateau (from View of the cordilleras and monuments of the indigenous peoples of the Americas; 1810–13), Alexander von Humboldt. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Valle de México (The Valley of Mexico) (1877), José María Velasco. Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

Valle de México (The Valley of Mexico) (1877), José María Velasco. Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

Loranthus (from Royal Botanical Expedition to the New Kingdom of Granada), José María Carbonell. Archivo del Real Jardín Botánico–CSIC (Madrid)

Loranthus (from Royal Botanical Expedition to the New Kingdom of Granada), José María Carbonell. Archivo del Real Jardín Botánico–CSIC (Madrid)

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