June 08

Faith and Fortune: Art Across the Global Spanish Empire @ AGO-Tues.,June 7th,2022

We had the pleasure of a guided tour across two oceans and four hundred years of art, as the AGO presented Faith and Fortune: Art Across the Global Spanish Empire, from the collection of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library.

The host for our tour was:Stephan Jost, Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO, AGO ,Adam Harris Levine, Assistant Curator, European Art, AGO and Tahnee Ann Macabali Pantig, Guest curator

For nearly four centuries, between 1492 and 1898, the kings and queens of Spain controlled large parts of the world.

Featuring more than 200 works of art from the Americas, the Philippines and Spain made between 1492 and 1898, the exhibition showcases rare and glittering examples of paintings, sculpture, metal work, manuscripts and textiles and explores the colonial frameworks that shaped their production and reception. The exhibition opens on June 8.

Organized by the AGO this exhibition is curated by Adam Harris Levine, the AGO’s Assistant Curator of European Art, in collaboration with Filipino-Canadian artist & designer Tahnee Ann Macabali Pantig. A consultation panel of Toronto-based Latinx and Filipinx scholars and artists worked with the curators to help shape an exhibition that both highlights the beauty of these objects and the reality of their creation. Their voices are heard throughout the exhibition, as part of the exhibition’s extensive audio guide.

We would like to thank the AGO for the invitation to Faith and Fortune: Art Across the Global Spanish Empire.