Art and Science in Latin America During the Enlightenment
What: Art and Science in Latin America During the Enlightenment
When: March 12 - June 28, 2013
Where: T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library Fourth Floor
Free and open to the public
During the 18th century, and the Age of the Enlightenment, the kings of Spain funded dozens of scientific expeditions in their American domains to identify and classify native plants and animals. The documentation of the royal expeditions and the local descriptions were illustrated with drawings, watercolors, and etchings. This exhibit highlights the University of Minnesota Libraries' collection of prints and illustrated books produced during that period of scientific activity in Latin America.