Ph.D. candidate Alba Campo Rosillo recently led a series in-gallery conversations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of their “Spotlight Series.” The series focuses on enabling a dialogue with the public about a single work of art in the museum collection for an extended period of time. The chosen work was the late seventeenth-century enconchado painting of Saint Didacus of Alcalá. With audience participation, the conversation revealed aspects of Pacific trade, local creativity and indigenous agency.
Campo Rosillo’s next Spotlight conversation will take place December 6, 7, and 8 at 11am, and will focus on the Portrait of the Reverend Mother María Antonia de Rivera, ca. 1757, attributed to Andrés López.