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The Museum opens new galleries pre-Hispanic art and colonial art

Tablas of the conquest of Mexico. Gallery 23, ground floor

The place dedicated to colonial art embraces the series "La Conquista de México". The Tablas were made by Miguel Gonzales between 1696 and 1715, with the technique of inlaid with mother-of-pearl, a feature that makes them unique in Latin America.
This group of paintings constitutes a narration of the conquest of Mexico, beginning with Cortés’ landing in San Juan de Ulúa, the sinking of his ships and reaching as far as the fall of Tenochtitlan and Cuauhtémoc’s surrender. They do not present illustrations of isolated events, but rather a structured narrative including around fifty inter-related episodes, with a clear beginning and ending.
The remodeling of the ground floor of the Museum and the reopening of the rooms devoted to the art of the ancient peoples of the Argentine Northwest and to colonial art was supported by Asociación Amigos del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and sponsors.

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