Faith and Fortune: Florina Capistrano-Baker

grey and yellow image of a black and white historical photograph of a streetscape in a rounded yellow border.

Unknown. Rosario Street and Binondo Church, ca. 1840-45. Daguerreotype, 21.7 x 27.2 x 0.9 cm. Courtesy of The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY.

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Faith and Fortune: Florina Capistrano-Baker

Thursday, June 23, 4 pm
Faith and Fortune: Florina Capistrano-Baker

Join AGO Assistant Curator of European Art Adam Harris Levine in conversation with Florina Capistrano-Baker, a curator and renowned expert on the art history of the Philippines. The two will examine and highlight objects from the AGO exhibition, Faith and Fortune: Art Across the Global Spanish Empire and discuss the era of Spanish colonisation in the Philippines, and local hybrid art forms that flourished in this time.

Florina H. Capistrano-Baker was formerly museum director of the Ayala Museum (Philippines) where she is currently a consultant curator. She received the Ph.D, M.Phil, and M.A. from the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University in the City of New York. She received the A.B. in Humanities (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines. Formerly research assistant for Oceania in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, she curated the exhibition Divine Protection: Batak Art of North Sumatra and authored the book Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 1994).

Prior to becoming Assistant Curator of European Art in 2020, Adam Harris Levine held various curatorial roles at the AGO and conducted extensive work with the Thomson Collection of European Art. He is currently finalizing his doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, where he has also taught extensively. Levine’s area of specialty is medieval and renaissance sculpture and decorative arts.

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