On Tuesday, October 19th at noon, University Professor of Art + Architecture and Director of the Thacher Gallery, Thomas Lucas, S.J., will give an illustrated lecture in the Donohue Rare Book Room. The talk will highlight the current Thacher Gallery exhibition “Galleons and Globalization: California Mission Arts and the Pacific Rim” which explores the lively commerce in iconography, materials and ideas that shaped California’s rich mission arts. Fr. Lucas’s talk will introduce highlights among the over 125 artifacts in the exhibition dating from the 16th to the 19th century that exemplify the rich cultural interchange among missions and demonstrate the early global influence of the Acapulco-Manila galleon trade route on California history and the mission aesthetic.
The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please call (415) 422-2036.
Head Librarian, Donohue Rare Book Room