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Clements Center Brown Bag Lecture

Kelly Donahue-Wallace, University of North Texas A caballo entre dos mundos: Material Culture in Spanish Colonial Texas

12:00 p.m. Texana Room

This lecture employs wills, inventories, and other documents to examine the material culture of Spanish colonial Texas. From red silk bedclothes to painted screens bearing images of gallivanting lovers, the objects found in well-to-do colonial homes arrived from throughout the Sapnish Empire. Unlike the colorless environments found in Hollywood films, colonial buildings were alive with bright colors, rich textures, and an array of interesting items.