Opening Thursday, November 21st, from 6PM - 8PM
Join Emma Turner-Trujillo on a tour of the Ancient Americas and European art collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Indigenous pigments from the Americas such as cochineal, annatto, indigo, and añil transformed the world of art in the Americas and beyond. The demand for these natural resources led to the transformation of agriculture, trade, and shaped artists’ toolkits all around the world. During this tour of the Ancient Americas and European art collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, a selection of objects will reflect the changing tastes for different types of pigments, the complex meanings behind their creation from an indigenous perspective, and a intersectional reading of history which reveals the power dynamics of color, and the stories hidden beneath an artwork’s surface. The Art Institute of Chicago has free admission on Thursday nights for Illinois residents. Please bring some form of identification. If you are not an Illinois resident and entering is cost prohibitive, please email email@example.com. About Emma Turner-Trujillo Emma Turner-Trujillo is the Assistant Registrar in Anthropology at the Field Museum, and is an M.A. candidate in Museum Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, she worked as a curatorial assistant on the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. in Mesoamerican Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles.