2020 – 2021
Art of the Spanish Americas

Lucila Iglesias, Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award Winner

2020–21 Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award winner Dr. Lucila Iglesias (post-doctoral fellow at the National Research Council in Argentina and Assistant Professor of Spanish American Art History and Renaissance at the Universidad de Buenos Aires) will receive $5,250 for her research project titled. Los Cristos Profanados de la Merced de Cusco: Iconoclasia y Devociones del Perú Virreinal. Iglesias’ research will focus on reconstructing the history of the desecrated Christ images at La Merced Church in Cuzco in order to identify the institutions and agents that intervened in the production and relocation of the pieces and to identify the stages in the promotion of these devotions during the 18th century.

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