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SPN 364 A Literary Journey Through Contemporary Latin American Cultures: Home

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John Vanderlyn's The Landing of Columbus, 1847Full-color painting of Christopher Columbus's first landing in the Americas in 1492.


"Artist Titus Kaphar ( is an American contemporary painter and MacArthur fellow from Kalamazoo, Michigan, whose work reconfigures and regenerates art history to include the African-American subject) says that his 2014 Columbus Day Painting was inspired by his young son’s conflicted and confusing study of the putative discoverer of America." 

-Dr. Robert B. Feldman

“If we don’t amend history by making new images and new representations, we are always going to be excluding ourselves.”



Images of Murals by Diego Rivera in the Palacio Nacional de Mexico

Diego Rivera's The Arrival of Cortes