ARTES AGM and Group Visit, V&A, London, Thursday 13 June 2019

ARTES’s AGM will take place at the V&A at 12:30 on 13 June 2019. It will be followed by a group visit to look at objects from the Iberian world in the 16th Century. Meet at the V&A, Exhibition Road Reception, at 11:50. Sandwich lunch (GBP 5) and AGM from 12–2, followed by a groupContinue reading “ARTES AGM and Group Visit, V&A, London, Thursday 13 June 2019”

“A Lifelong Involvement with the Museo del Prado”: a lecture by Sir John Elliott at the Embassy of Spain, London, 23 May 2019

On 23 May 2019, 6pm–8.30pm, the Honorary President of ARTES, Sir John Elliott (Regius Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford), will deliver a lecture in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Museo del Prado. The lecture will take place at the Embassy of Spain, 24 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QA. A limited number of ticketsContinue reading ““A Lifelong Involvement with the Museo del Prado”: a lecture by Sir John Elliott at the Embassy of Spain, London, 23 May 2019″

ARTES Event: Visit to Kingston Lacy, Dorset, May 9, 2019

ARTES has organised a tour of Kingston Lacy, the country estate of the Bankes family. The house has an important art collection, including works by Velázquez, Tintoretto, Rubens, Van Dyck and Brueghel. It is also famous for its ‘Golden’ or ‘Spanish Room’, featuring an early 17th-century Venetian ceiling and hangings of gilded leather. In 1857 Gustav WaagenContinue reading “ARTES Event: Visit to Kingston Lacy, Dorset, May 9, 2019”

Maius Workshop Meeting: Alex Letvin, ‘Baroque Rivals? Zurbarán and Murillo Between Seville and Madrid’

The next meeting of the Maius Workshop will take place on 18 February, 5–6pm, in the Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9EW (*Please note the change of address). Alex Letvin, Andrew W. Mellon and Maude de Schauensee Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in the Department of European Painting and Sculpture at the Philadelphia MuseumContinue reading “Maius Workshop Meeting: Alex Letvin, ‘Baroque Rivals? Zurbarán and Murillo Between Seville and Madrid’”

ARTES Glendinning Lecture: Javier Barón, ‘Two Masters of the Prado: Velázquez, El Greco and Modern Painting’, Instituto Cervantes, London, 27 February 2019

This year’s Glendinning Lecture, an annual event in honour of the great Hispanist Nigel Glendinning, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Museo Nacional del Prado. Dr Javier Barón will deliver a lecture on how Velázquez and El Greco influenced modern painting. From its opening in 1819, the Prado offered artists a unique opportunity toContinue reading “ARTES Glendinning Lecture: Javier Barón, ‘Two Masters of the Prado: Velázquez, El Greco and Modern Painting’, Instituto Cervantes, London, 27 February 2019”

200 Years of the Museo del Prado, 1819–2019

On 19 November 1819 Ferdinand VII of Spain inaugurated the Museo Real de Pinturas. Over the following two centuries, the new institution would turn into the Museo Nacional del Prado, one of the world’s most visited museums with an unparalleled collection of around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures. The Museum will celebrateContinue reading “200 Years of the Museo del Prado, 1819–2019”

REMINDER: Members’ Event: Spanish Casts at the V&A’s Newly Renovated Cast Courts, 17 December 2018, 10:30am

The V&A’s Cast Courts have been recently renovated (a project lasting nearly ten years in total), and re-opened to the public on 1 December. ARTES members are invited to meet on 17 December at 10.30 am in room 46a at the Victoria and Albert Museum for a talk on the Spanish casts in the galleries. The tourContinue reading “REMINDER: Members’ Event: Spanish Casts at the V&A’s Newly Renovated Cast Courts, 17 December 2018, 10:30am”

Members’ Event: Curators in Conversation: Ribera and the Anatomy of an Exhibition, Colnaghi Foundation, 11 December 2018, 6:30–8:30pm

Email info@colnaghifoundation.org to book a place.

Members’ Event: Spanish Casts at the V&A’s Newly Renovated Cast Courts

The V&A’s Cast Courts have been recently renovated (a project lasting nearly ten years in total), and are re-opening to the public on 1 December. ARTES members are invited to a talk on 17 December at 10.30 am on the Spanish casts in the galleries, to be given by ARTES Hon Vice-President and Lead CuratorContinue reading “Members’ Event: Spanish Casts at the V&A’s Newly Renovated Cast Courts”

ARTES Members’ Visit to the Año Murillo in Seville (30 November – 2 December 2018)

ARTES have organised a trip to Seville for members from 30th November to 2nd December 2018, the main aim being a curator-led tour of the exhibition Murillo IV Centenario, opening that week, as well as visits to the Cathedral, Hospital de los Venerables and de la Caridad, Alcázar, Casa de Pilatos and other sites of art historicalContinue reading “ARTES Members’ Visit to the Año Murillo in Seville (30 November – 2 December 2018)”