The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) is to display Spanish colonial works from the New York and Caracas-based Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC). This is the first time the CPPC has granted a US museum a long-term loan of works from its Spanish colonial collection which numbers around 250 pieces including silverware, ivories and paintings. Lacma’s newly renovated Latin American galleries, which open in February 2008, will include about 10% of the CPPC’s Spanish colonial holdings. Several works are already on view in two exhibitions at the museum: “The Arts of Latin America, 1492-1820” (until 28 October) and “Highlights of Spanish Colonial Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros” (until 30 December).
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Los Angeles gets Spanish colonial art'