The exhibit, LatinAmericanTryptictitled Latin American and Iberian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, includes displays of a sample of material culture from Precolumbian Latin America, reflecting indigenous peoples’ achievements in the textile and ceramic arts. A second display case features folk art objects that reflect the influences of centuries of Spanish colonialism, vibrant indigenous communities, and creative responses to the challenges of political independence, economic globalism, and international tourism. These collections give the viewer a taste of the cultural diversity found within and between the many nations in this region. Also on display are a variety of objects and manuscripts that are part of the Jean Charlot special collection on Hamilton’s fifth floor. The exhibit also features three framed Mexican broadsides with Calaveras (skeletons associated with the Day of the Dead), and a selection of eight beautifully illustrated manuscripts from the Charlot Collection that reflect indigenous and Spanish perspectives on the conquest and subsequent colonialism.

The exhibit, curated by Christine Beaule (LLEA), is on display through December 5. 214-1204medium