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Converging Streams: Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest

Edited by William Wroth
Edited by Robin Farwell Gavin

This lushly illustrated book examines the cross-cultural influences and unique artistic dialogue between Hispano and Native American arts in the Southwest over the past four hundred years since Spanish colonisation. Insightful essays by historians, artists, and scholars including Estevan Rael-Galvez, Lane Coulter, Enrique R Lamadrid, Marc Simmons, and others explore the impact of cultural interaction on various art forms including painting, sculpture, metalwork, textiles, architecture, furniture, and performance and ceremonial arts. Over 150 art works and photographs gathered from museums across the country are testimony to the unique Southwestern aesthetic that developed from this dynamic cultural exchange.


William Wroth is the author and editor of numerous works on Hispanic and Indian arts and a curator who specializes in the Hispanic and Native American traditional arts and cultures of the Southwest and Mexico.

Robin Farwell Gavin is a senior curator of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe and consulting curator for El Rancho de las Golondrinas Museum in La Cienega, New Mexico. He is the author of Traditional Arts of Spanish New Mexico: The Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art (Museum of New Mexico Press).

Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

9 x 11 in. 256 pages 211 color and 23 black-and-white photographs