2017

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Sep 26, 2017 – Zurbarán: “Jacob and His Twelve Sons,” Art at the Center of Civic Engagement. Jonathan Ruffer, chairman of Auckland Castle Trust, Eleven Arches, and Ruffer, LLP, presents the plans for the restoration of the former home of the Prince Bishops and the development of a collection of Spanish art as the central project for the revitalization of County Durham in Northern England.
Apr 25, 2017 – Edward Payne, Senior Curator of Spanish Art, Auckland Castle gives a lecture entitled, Sublime and Grotesque: Ribera and the Art of Drawing.

2016

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Nov 15, 2016 – Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo Symposium. Speakers: Eugenio Carmona, distinguished professor of art history, Universidad de Málaga, Rosario Peiró, head of collections, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Jordana Mendelson, associate professor in the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literature, New York University, Jacqueline Rattray, lecturer in modern literature, Goldsmiths University of London
May 20, 2016 – Lecture by Laurence Kanter: Fra Angelico and the Early Renaissance in Florence
Oct 14, 2016 – Carlotta Corpron: Stretching Reality. Lecture by John Rohrbach, Sr. Curator of Photographs, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) took up the quintessential tool for describing the world – the camera – and used it instead to construct new worlds. This lecture will explore how she internalized the artistic ideals of her day and caught the admiration of leading artists by innovatively reimagining photographic conceptions of space and time.

2015

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July 31, 2015 – Ángel Aterido Fernández, Professor of Art History, Fundación Ortega-Marañon, Centro de Estudios Internacional de Toledo. To celebrate the loan of the full-length portrait of “Infanta Margarita in a Blue Dress,” from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, this lecture will address the painting in relation to works created at the end of Velázquez’s life. A scholar in Spanish golden age painting, Aterido will discuss the painting in the context of royal portraiture at the court of Madrid.
May 2, 2015 – KERA’s Lee Cullum leads a discussion about the history of the Meadows Museum, featuring important figures instrumental to the formation and growth of the institution over its 50-year history.
Renaissance Masters in the Abelló Collection
April, 2015 – lecture (part 1) given by Guillermo Solana, Artistic Director, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, held in conjunction with the exhibition The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters.

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April, 2015 – lecture (part 2) given by Guillermo Solana, Artistic Director, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, held in conjunction with the exhibition The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters.
April 2015 –
Lecture given by John AlexanderHuman/nature.The Ridiculous and Sublime: Recent Works by John Alexander
Feb 7, 2015 – International Symposium: Curating Goya (part 1)
Feb 7, 2015 –International Symposium: Curating Goya (part 2)

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Feb 26, 2015 – Portraits in Conversation: Francisco de Goya and Vicente López y Portaña

2014

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Feb 24, 2014 – Rick Brettell’s lecture “Sorolla and Cosmopolitan Painting in Europe and America 1870-1920.”
Feb 24, 2014 – Sorolla and America Symposium Part 1 of 3: “The Right Time and the Right Place: Sorolla and The Hispanic Society”
Feb 24, 2014 Sorolla and America Symposium Part 2 of 3: “Sorolla and la españolada: In Search of the Authentic Spain”
Feb 24, 2014Sorolla and America Symposium Part 3 of 3: “The Restoration of Masterworks by Joaquín Sorolla: The Rediscovery of Light”

2013

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All from International Symposium: From the Other Shore: Narratives and Perspectives on Spanish & Latin American Art, May 1-2, 2013

May 1, 2013 – Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, “Local Versus Global Spanish Art and Latin-American Art in the Permanent Collection and Exhibitions of the Museo Reina Sofía
May 1, 2013 – Mark Roglán, The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, “From a Collection of Spanish Art to a Center for Spanish Culture
May 1, 2013 – Ángel Kalenberg, former Director of the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Montevideo, Uruguay, “Narratives of Latin-American Art: From Montevideo to Mainstream Art History”
May 1, 2013 – Eugenio Carmona, Distinguished Professor of Art History, Universidad de Málaga, Spain, and Head of the Research Project “Narraciones de lo Moderno,” “Narratology and Modern Art. Selected Examples from the Meadows Museum Collection: Juan Gris, Picasso, María Blanchard and Julio Gonzalez

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All from: International Symposium: From the Other Shore: Narratives and Perspectives on Spanish & Latin American Art, May 1-2, 2013

May 1, 2013 – Diana Wechsler, Director of the Institute for Research in Art and Culture at the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, “Realism’ in the Fabric of Modern Debate between Europe and the Americas”
May 1, 2013 – María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, Professor of Art History, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, “Narrating Modern Spanish Art: A Foreign Affair? James Johnson Sweeney’s Views on Spanish Art and its Influence”
May 2, 2013 – Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin-American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), “Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino?”
May 2, 2013 – Miriam Basilio, Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, New York University, “The Evolving Latin-American Canon”

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May 2, 2013 – Mari Carmen Ramírez and Miriam Basilio, Q & A
May 2, 2013 – Dore Ashton, author and critic, New York, “The Place of Spanish Art in Modern Experience”

2012

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Sep 13, 2012 Symposium for “Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits” from Meadows Museum on Vimeo. (Large video: may take a few minutes to download and start.)
Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits exhibition by ‘Art Matters’ presenter Quin Matthews
February 2012 – “The Invention of Glory: The Pastrana Tapestries of King Afonso V of Portugal,” by Barbara von Barghahn