Our Museum Shop Welcomes Richard Aste and Hermes Mallea
An Old World empire and its caste-like social hierarchy underscores the social inequity endured by Spanish Americans in the New World. Colonial elites of all heritages amassed unprecedented fortunes leading to opulent displays of luxury goods and showcasing their purchasing power Behind Closed Doors. —Richard Aste, Curator of European Art
Behind Closed Doors EventThursday, September 19, 7 p.m.
The Museum Shop, 1st Floor
Richard Aste will be on hand for the Members Preview for the exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898, signing copies of the accompanying catalog. Read more.
Great Houses of HavanaAste will be joined by Hermes Mallea, author of Great Houses of Havana, which traces the evolution of the Cuban home from the classic, Spanish colonial courtyard house to the “Tropical Modernist” villas of the 1950s. Read more.
Since the completion of our design of the Brooklyn Museum Shop in Brooklyn, NY back in 2012, the shop has won awards, has had increased sales and grand exposure with articles in such publications as the New York Times, Time-Out and New York Magazine, as well as an exciting line of featured exhibits and artists. Check out what's happening these days at the shop...