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A variety of Christian objects gathered to show main characteristics of Spanish Colonialism

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Another example of the convergence of culture as a consequence of Spanish Colonialism with pre-Columbian art, the art displayed in the case mimics an exhibit space in the pre-Columbian portion of the exhibit, showing textiles, ceramics, and sculpture

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Two lighted cases, the one in the foreground holding one of the textile cases, artifacts coming mostly from Peru.

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A portion of the Latin American Art exhibit, this portion showcased Popular Art that could be found in contemporary Latin America. See how the pre-Columbian motifs morphed after Spanish Colonialism, especially with regard to religious items.

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Carleton Calkin, the director immediately following Earle Newton's dismissal took over the Pan American Center some time in 1970. In this picture he stands in front of a portion of the pre-Columbian exhibit, pointing to a ceramic vessel.

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Earle Newton was the first director/ curator of the Pan American Center and oversaw its construction. He played a key role in acquiring a large number of items for the exhibits during his time as curator from 1965 to around 1970.

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Ascending the building's exterior stairway the visitor first enters the completely refurbished wet gallery, housing religious and secular paintings, sculpture, and furniture from the Spanish Colonial era.

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Crowds gather for the Pan American Center Dedication Ceremony, coinciding with Pan American Day, a day established by the Organization of American States to commemorate Pan American relations. Present were various foreign dignitaries.

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Jean Babich looks off camera to look at the Spanish Gardens, seated on the fountain in her uniform she would have worn while working at the Pan American Center.
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