The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has opened a superb exhibition “Made in the Americas; The New World Discovers Asia.” It is a brilliant exploration of the international trade and influence of Asian works of art in the Colonial periods in both North and South America – a story that could only be told through the decorative arts.
We were pleased to see that one of our alumni is included in the exhibition, an eighteenth-century Peruvian painting in an extraordinary shell encrusted frame, acquired from us by the Hispanic Society of America. It appears in the center of this view of one corner of the exhibition.
The exhibition is on view until February 15, 2016.
“Made in the Americas” will then travel to Winterthur, where it can be seen from March 26, 2016 until January 8, 2017.