Gauvin A. Bailey is Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University, a position he has held since 2011. At the time of his talk, Bailey was a professor of Renaissance and Baroque art history at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He has written extensively on the art and architecture produced by the interaction of European colonists and Indigenous populations across the early modern world. He has taught Renaissance, Baroque, Latin American, and Asian art at King’s College at the University of Aberdeen, Boston College, and Clark University, and has held guest professorships at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich, Georgetown University, Boston University, and the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. He has curated and served as consultant on museum exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Philadelphia Museum, the Gulbenkian Museum, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, among others and has held fellowships with the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), and the British Academy. His most recent book is Architecture and Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire: State, Church, and Society, 1604–1830 (2018).

Bailey’s lecture focused on merging of two visual cultures, Incan and Christian, in Peruvian churches. He discussed this in relation to the history of art, religion, and politics. He also discussed Andean Hybrid Baroque: Convergent Cultures in the Churches of Colonial Peru (2010), his study of colonial architecture in southern Peru and Bolivia. Bailey gave numerous talks over his three-day visit, including in art, religious studies, geography, and history classes.

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