Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, will host a conversation via YouTube Live with Patrick Lenaghan, Head of the Department of Prints and Photographs, to explore our new outdoor installation, “Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library.” This special Tertulia (usually available to members) is open to all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The installation opens on September 24 and features works (in high quality reproduction) from the Hispanic Society collection in a safe outdoor environment at a moment when we are not able to fully enjoy indoor public activities. To complement the installation, there will be an audio component with interesting stories and information about the works.
Ut Pictura Poesis brings together poets, performers, writers, artist and art historians to discuss their work and research. The programme will include poetry, art, discussion with two art historians. There will be also some time for questions from the audience on the day. Speakers will include:
This event is conjointly organised by the Global and Transregional Studies research group; the Race, Ethnicity and Equality Committee; and the Art History programme of the School of History & Heritage, and generously funded by the HR Equality and Engagement Department from the University of Lincoln.
We are pleased to let ARTES members know that a small visit to Artemisia Gentileschi will take place on Thursday November 5th at 0915.
Gentileschi spent some years working in Naples (from 1630- until her death, thought to have occurred in 1652, when it was part of the Spanish Empire.) Her patrons included Phillip IV and his ambassadors and Viceroys, eg The Duke of Alcala. We thought it made sense to visit the exhibition and follow on developing our understanding of the Spanish in Naples.
Due to the pandemic places are limited, to 10 only, masks must be worn and social distancing of 2 metres observed. We cannot form groups as we go through the exhibition.
If you want to include “Titian” please make an online booking for later that morning as combining the two exhibitions is not now possible due to the pandemic.
Meet Susan Wilson at the Sainsbury Wing Entrance at 0900 to enter at 0915.
Latecomers cannot be admitted. NB: If you reserve a place and cannot attend please let me know immediately as we can run a waiting list for this visit, but I would need to swap names over.
The Hispanic Society Museum and Library is delighted to bring you the next installment of our donors-only online program: Tertulias de Arte Hispano, or Hispanic Art Gatherings, which will take place Live on YouTube next Tuesday, August 4th at 5 pm EST. (NB 10 pm UK time)
Join Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Margaret Connors McQuade, Assistant Director & Curator of Decorative Arts, for a fascinating conversation about Ceramic Traditions from Puebla de los Angeles (Mexico).
After the discussion, you are invited to post your questions and comments on YouTube.* *Please note – in order to post your comments, you will need to create a YouTube account prior to the event.
About the program: Tertulias de Arte Hispano are conversations between Philippe de Montebello and one of the curators, librarians, or conservators of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. The program will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5pm and shall last between 30-45 minutes. During the closure of the museum, we are happy to be able to continue providing meaningful programs, especially to you for your ongoing support and commitment! We hope you will join us.
About Margaret Connors McQuade: A native New Yorker, Margaret Connors McQuade is the Assistant Director and Curator of Decorative Arts of The Hispanic Society, where she has worked since 1993. In 2005, she received her Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Connors McQuade has lectured in the United States, Mexico and Spain on the decorative arts of Spain and Latin America as well as on the Hispanic Society and its founder, Archer Milton Huntington. In addition to a series of small-scale exhibitions at the Hispanic Society, Dr. Connors McQuade curated the exhibitions, Talavera Poblana: Four Centuries of a Mexican Ceramic Tradition (Americas Society, New York, 1999), and Alcora en New York: La colección de cerámica de Alcora (Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellón de la Plana, and the Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, 2005). She also has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues in the United States, Spain and Mexico. Most recently she contributed to the catalogue and traveling exhibition, Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society of America. In her role as Assistant Director, Dr. Connors McQuade has been charged with overseeing the immediate and long-term capital projects at the Hispanic Society.
For the final event in the Maius Masterclass series, on Friday 31 July at 4pm, they are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Boynton (Columbia University). Susan’s research has focused on such topics as music in the Iberian peninsula, liturgy, manuscript studies, and intersections between music and the visual arts.
Organizer and Sponsor: The Association of Graduate and Early Career Scholars of Medieval Iberia (AGECSMIberia)
In 2019, three graduate students working on different aspects of Medieval Iberia met at a reception in Leeds and commiserated over the difficulties of studying Iberia as early career scholars. They realised how difficult it was to meet other Iberianists in the early stages of one’s career, make connections with scholars from different countries, and share their work with the field and one another. What began as a casual conversation led to the establishment of a new collaborative group, AGECSMIberia, dedicated to connecting graduate and early career Iberianists around the world and showcasing their new exciting work through sponsored sessions. The global pandemic has made the promotion of the work of early career Iberianists even more important in an infinitely more complex job market.
We seek papers for a multi-session series showcasing recent scholarship on medieval Iberia by graduate student and early career scholars. We especially welcome papers that:
Bridge Iberian and Anglo scholarship
Address Islamic or Jewish subjects
Are interdisciplinary in nature (and time period, Late Antique and Early Medieval welcome!)
Demonstrate the importance of Iberian work for non-Iberian studies
Please submit an abstract 200-250 words (any references excluded from that count) for a 20 minute presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15 2020.
The theme of this session is art and activism in Latin America. Art and activism are two distinct academic disciplines, but ones which can dialogue and merge into action, which ranges from cultural production to a mutual understanding of contemporary political and social changes. We will therefore look at Latin America contemporary artists whose work blends art and activism. Artists in different contexts and Latin America countries have increasingly positioned themselves in situations of political and social change, from climate change to human rights. The current political crises, the coronavirus crises and the consequences to the global economy, as well as the social struggles that lead to large influxes of Latin America migrants into the United States, have already inspired many. Further examples to be deepened in this research are the works that focus on refugees fleeing political persecution, Latin America protest art, social injustices, resistance, art and politics.
The UAAC-AAUC invites 300-word abstracts of the proposed papers to be sent, along with a short academic CV, to Tatiane de Oliveira Elias (e-mail: email@example.com) before 1 August 2020.
Submissions must include:
the name of the applicant
the applicant’s email address
the applicant’s institutional affiliation and rank
Proposals may be submitted by current members or non-members of UAAC. Non-members MUST become members of UAAC and pay registration fees in order to present a paper at the conference. Membership dues and registration fees must be received by September 11, 2020
For their next online event, on Friday 24 July at 1.30pm, the Maius Masterclass will welcome Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock (University of Sheffield). Caroline is the only Aztec historian in the UK, and her research focuses on indigenous and Spanish American history and the Atlantic world, with a particular interest in issues of gender, violence, and cultural exchange.
The next Maius Masterclass is on Friday 17 July 2020, when they will welcome Dr Lisa Blackmore (University of Essex), an expert in the aesthetics and politics of modernity in Latin American and Caribbean art, architecture, and visual culture.
Applications are invited for a 0.7 FTE (24.5 hours per week) Teaching Fellow in History of Art (19th century Europe), to start on 1 August 2020, fixed term for 1 year.
There is a preference for specialism in Spanish art or orientalism, but specialists in any area of nineteenth-century European or Latin American art are invited to apply. We welcome versatile applicants who have secondary interests in areas of high student need, for example curation, museum studies or the theory and historiography of art history.