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Casta Paintings: A Colonial Caste System Past and Present

Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Casta paintings is an artistic genre depicting miscegenation within Spanish colonies. These eighteenth-century images memorialized the racial classification system that structured colonial society. We will explore how the racial hierarchy represented in Casta paintings remains a shaping power of social order in Latin America.


For more information, please contact Yazmin Gonzalez by email at [email protected] or visit https://diversity.caltech.edu/events/RSVP.