The Alianza-Mayer Scholarship for advanced study at the New World Department of the Denver Art Museum is awarded to a doctoral student in early June of odd-numbered years for study at the Denver Art Museum the following academic year. It consists of travel expenses, lodging, and a $1,000 stipend, with two weeks of access to the museum's New World collection. This year an scholarly emphasis is on Pre-Columbian research, but all interested students should apply by deadline, see contact information below
The New World Department of the Denver Art Museum offers a unified presentation of the arts of Latin America. The collection encompasses two major areas: indigenous Pre-Columbian traditions predating the arrival of Europeans, and artwork of the Spanish Colonial era. Over 5,000 objects from these collections are displayed in The Jan and Frederick Mayer Galleries of Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art. Included are pre-Columbian masterworks of ceramic, stone, gold, and jade, as well as paintings, sculpture, furniture, and silver from the Spanish Colonial Period. These two collections are remarkable for both aesthetic quality and cultural significance. Internationally, the Denver Art Museum is unparalleled in its comprehensive representation of the major stylistic movements from all the geographic areas and cultures of Latin America.
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