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FURTHER AFIELD | Revisiting the Spanish Collection at the Museo de Arte de Ponce: Acquisitions, Discoveries, and Attributions
November 15 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CSTFree to Paid
Iraida Rodríguez-Negrón, curator, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto RicoFurther Afield virtual talks provides broader social, political, economic, and historical context for works of art at the museum. This fall Further Afield focuses on the current scholarship of the museum’s previous
Spanish art has been an important component of the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce (Ponce, Puerto Rico) since its founding in the 1950s by Luis A. Ferré. In the first premises of the museum, which opened to the public in January 1959, over a dozen works by Spanish artists were on display, the majority of these from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout the years, fostered by the guidance of internationally renowned art historians, some of who took part in the administration of the museum, the Spanish collection has grown to include works spanning the last five centuries. This talk will survey the history of the collection of Spanish art at the Museo de Arte de Ponce, highlighting important acquisitions, discoveries, and unresolved issues of attribution.