The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex
Date: Thursday November 7, 2013, at 7 pm
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
Created in 1576 by a Spanish Franciscan friar and 22 indigenous artists in Mexico City, the Florentine Codex is the single most important artistic and historical document for the study of pre-Hispanic and colonial central Mexico. Diana Magaloni Kerpel of the National Autonomous University of Mexico illuminates one of the world's great manuscripts, created at a pivotal moment in the early modern Americas.