Worcester State University students in the Master of Arts in Spanish program presented their research on paintings and artifacts in the exhibition Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection in Spanish in the Hiatt Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum on April 20.
The presenters, Poliana Alarcon, Carolyn Bernier, Zachary D’Orsi, Elizabeth Flaherty, Am Cecil Fuoti, Juan Hernandez, Jenny Lizardo, Adriana Lugo Zayas, Kerry Moynihan, Nora O’Brien, Thomas Pokoly, Gloria Rivera, and Scott Sponseller, are all students in Antonio Guijarro-Donadios’ world languages class Conquistadors and the Conquered: Gold, Religion, and Colonial Culture in the High Plains of South America.
The students visited WAM in March and each chose an object from the exhibition. Then, with the help of their professor along with the WAM librarian Deborah Aframe, they conducted research in the Museum library and wrote a paper connecting the art object, their research and their course studies on colonial narratives.
The event was well attended by faculty, students, and people from the community.