Monday, June 19, 2017

Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros’ Amazing Art Donation

By Nicholas Forrest
Juan Pedro López, Saint Matthew (c. 1770). Oil on canvas. 138.4 x 95.9 cm. Denver Art Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Mateo R. Barnetche
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) has made an extraordinarily generous donation of donation of 119 works from its collection of colonial art to five leading institutions committed to the conservation and study of the legacies of art from the colonial and early republican periods in Latin America. CPPC’s colonial art collection was formed with the aim of creating a broad representation of Venezuelan art from the mid-1600s to the mid-1800s. The five institutions to benefit from the donation are: the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts; and the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Peru. [More]