Made in the Americas
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia is an exhibition that examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. It features exquisite objects from Mexico City, Lima, Quito, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, dating from the 17th to the early 19th centuries.
Portable writing desk, about 1684. The Hispanic Society of America, New York.

Portable writing desk (about wood, varniz de pasto, silver fittings (on loan from the Hispanic Society of America in NYC, courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Desk-on-stand, 18th century, Jose Manuel de la Cerda (Mexican), Hispanic Society of America

"Desk on stand," century, José Manuel de la Cerda (Mexican), The Hispanic Society of America

This Mexican enconchado (encrusted with shells) painting, ca. 1703, is a symbolic depiction of Saint Francis Xavier embarking for Asia. See it in Made in the Americas.

This Mexican enconchado (encrusted with shells) painting, ca. is a symbolic depiction of Saint Francis Xavier embarking for Asia. See it in Made in the Americas.

Image at top: Miracle of the Wedding at Cana, Nicolás Correa, Mexico (Mexico City), 1693. Mixed media with encrusted mother-of-pearl on panel. On loan from The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY

Miracle of the Wedding at Cana, Nicolás Correa, Mexico (Mexico City), Mixed media with encrusted mother-of-pearl on panel.

View of the exhibition in the Galleries

View of the exhibition in the Galleries

Desert plate, part of the set ordered by Ignacio Herrera, Marques de Almendares, Governor of Cuba, when elevated to the rank of marques, ca. 1843. Gift of Daniel and Serga Nadler 2014.16.189.1

Desert plate, part of the set ordered by Ignacio Herrera, Marques de Almendares, Governor of Cuba, when elevated to the rank of marques, ca. 1843. Gift of Daniel and Serga Nadler 2014.16.189.1

View of the exhibition in the Galleries.

View of the exhibition in the Galleries.

More than $21 million worth of silver and gold was extracted from Mexican mines in 1791, leading Spanish silversmiths to relocate to Mexico. This ca. 1733-78 tureen has a mark identifying Mexico as its place of origin. See it and other fascinating objects in Made in the Americas, opening March 26. Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur 1996.4.231

Our collection houses some beautiful objects from Mexico, including this soup tureen from Mexico City from Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur

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