Orlando Hernandez-Ying, Adjunct Professor of Art History and Art Appreciation/Postdoctoral Curatorial Researcher at The Hispanic Society of America, NY., gives a lecture on the importance of gold and jewelry and power dynamics in what is now considered Central and South America. After the lecture, Ellen Hoobler, William B. Ziff Jr. Associate Curator of the Art of the Americas, moderates a question and answer session with Orlando.
This program takes place in the Walters’ Graham Auditorium; a reception will follow.
This program is one of two lectures that are generously funded each year by the Boshell Foundation.
About the Speaker:
Orlando Hernández-Ying is an alumnus of Universidad Santa María La Antigua Mass Communication Program. In 2001, as a Fulbright scholar, he completed his M.A. in Museum Studies at New York University, and in 2009, his doctoral program in Art History at the Graduate Center City University of New York focusing on Latin American Art of all eras (Precolumbian, Colonial and Modern). The art historian and curator has taught at NYU and The New School in New York, and Tulane University in New Orleans. He has also worked in various capacities at MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Hispanic Society of America, and the New Orleans Historical Collection in the United States; and the Anthropological Museum Reina Torres de Araúz and Panama Canal Museum in Panama. He is Panama’s National Director of Museums, managing 18 museums in the National Institute of Culture.