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Museum of Florida History: 3rd Thursday: Lecture on Casta paintings

Published September 3, 2013

Free lecture and live music at the Museum of Florida History on September 19. FSU’s own Diantha Steinhilper will discuss Casta paintings at 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Florida History: 3rd Thursday: Lecture on Casta paintings

3rd Thursday offers a monthly opportunity to visit the Museum of Florida History in the evening. The program, music, and parking are free.

At 5:00 p.m., Tallahassee resident Sergio Jordan performs traditional Mexican folksongs.

At 7:00 p.m., Ph.D. candidate Diantha Steinhilper will discuss Casta paintings, which emerged in the 18th century as Europeans sought to categorize and control the physical world.

Portraits of families helped to explain the categories and social status of mixed-race people born in Spanish America. They also reflected the political and social climate and socio-economic issues that colonial society faced.

In September, Los Amigos caters for $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.