Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain

The San Diego Museum of Art
May 18, 2019 - Sept 2, 2019
$5 additional charge for nonmembers

I interned at the San Diego Museum of Art my sophomore and junior year assisting the Curator of European ArtMichael Brown PhD with projects for the current Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain Exhibition. The exhibition is the first in the US to include Spanish territories outside of the Iberian Peninsula to represent this era and the interconnectedness of trade and different Hispanic countries and cultures. As an Argentine-American student the Golden Age of Spain and its iconic figures like Sor Juana Inez De la Cruz, Quevedo, and Góngora were all authors I had studied in history classes since I was a child. Researching and composing a timeline, securing image reproduction rights for the catalogue, and even putting in input on the map allowed me to see behind the scenes of an institution and influenced me into deciding to peruse Museum Studies as my day job as a Studio Artist. A perfect match. I am honored to have contributed and to have learned so much about this powerful exhibition.

Additionally, I was honored to have stumbled across my name in the acknowledgements of the beautiful hardcover exhibition catalogue.

Impressive Press Coverage on the Exhibition:

Emerging Artist Award — Dreams, Daydreaming & Dreamers

Dreams, Daydreaming & Dreamers
November 17th 2018

The FRONT Arte Cultura, San Ysidro, CA

Awarded the Emerging Artist Award by Juror Ingrid Hernández Director of the Casa de Cultura de Tijuana at the FRONT’s Dreams, Daydreaming & Dreamers exhibition. 

Me agradece poder representar parte de nuestra historia menos conocida. And it is an honor to be considered a voice in this ever important conversation in the current political climate.

Thank you to all those that came out last night! If you missed it, the exhibition will be up until January 18th 2019. Thursdays & Fridays 6-8pm.

“Hope is real, imagining is plausible, reality is a dream.

Present days are a challenge, however it is up to us; the citizens, to keep dreaming up our future even when conditions are stacked against us. Dreaming has become a politcal act, a rebel one, but not all dreams are good dreams. Is reality a dream or a nightmare? Who dreamed it? There was a moment in time when the “American dream” was something to fight for. What has become of that? If the dreamers are no longer welcome, who ́s going to dream? Where is the dream going to go? What becomes of this new reality?

We´ll be giving three prizes:

Established Artist
Emerging Artist
People´s Choice

Ale De Hoyos, Alejandro Vásquez, Avia Rose, Carlos Medina Díaz, Cat Copenwrath, Daniela Davidoff, Farshi Bazmandegan, Gerardo Diego Cuevas, Grace Huddleston, Jacquelene Cristina Verna, Kari Velasco, Kelly Einbinder, Kelly Moran, Laura Hurtado, Lissa Corona, Nathan Preciado, Maggie Simon, Marina Girize, Mauro Doñate, Paul N Roth

Ingrid Hernández
Director of the Casa de Cultura de Tijuana”


Work featured in this exhibition: Que aparezcan con vida, los 30.000 desaparecidos— Madres de Plaza de Mayo awarded Emerging Artist Award

Athenaeum's 27th Annual Juried Exhibition

1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037: Joseph Clayes III Gallery & Rotunda Gallery
10 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday   
10 AM - 8:30 PM Wednesday
Closed Sunday, Monday & holidays
Free and Open to the Public



Maria Mingalone
Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art

Rebecca Webb
Special Projects Director, Oceanside Museum of Art

Catch Altar a santos no oficiales at Athenaeum's 27th annual Juried Exhibition within the beautiful La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.Verna will be presenting an immersive floor and wall installation in a gallery setting. Allowing the installation to serve as a space for adapting different personal meanings and associations from each participant’s personal experience with the installation.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 PM

"Join us for the Athenaeum's 27th Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, selected artists will exhibit their work in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art-lovers at a jam-packed opening reception. The artwork will be displayed in both the Clayes and Rotunda Galleries."