Category Archives: Webinar

The Maius Workshop Returns! 24th November 2020, 5pm, on Zoom

Francisco de Goya, The Picnic, 1776, Museo del Prado

The Maius Workshop is back virtually for the 2020–21 academic year!

Please join us for an informal welcome meeting, which will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2020, at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom.

This event is open to anyone interested in Hispanic cultures, widely considered: literature and language, history, geography, art and visual culture, medical humanities, music, etc., from Iberia, the Americas, and any other Spanish and Portuguese communities. We particularly welcome PhD students and early career researchers.

The Maius Workshop’s organisers, Costanza, Bert and Elizabeth, will introduce the group and events planned for the coming academic year. This will be an opportunity to meet people with similar research interests working at other universities and departments.

Click here to register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Online seminar from the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS) in the School of Arts, at Birkbeck University: The destruction of images in the medieval and early modern world: Jews, Muslims, Protestants and Catholics in Iberia, by Professor Borja Franco, 20 November 2020 6-7.30pm

CILAVS warmly invites you to the seminar The destruction of images in the medieval and early modern world: Jews, Muslims, Protestants and Catholics in Iberia
Professor Borja Franco
Friday, 20 November 2020 from 6 to 7.30pm Live Online

 Book your place now

In this paper, Prof Borja Franco presents the main written and visual sources that captured trials for iconoclastic behaviour in medieval and early modern Iberia. He shall explore the reasons for these actions and their political and religious repercussions. A comparative study of the various socio-religious groups reveals that the theological discourse behind each iconoclastic action varied with each case study. Furthermore, it will be shown that iconoclastic attitudes were not the exclusive territory of ‘heretics’ or ‘infidels’ and that even Catholics were persecuted for their hostile attitudes to images.

Borja Franco Llopis is a Professor at the Department of Art History in the UNED (Spain). His research is devoted to the visual and literary representation of the otherness in Southern Europe. He has been a visiting scholar in several prestigious institutions such as the School of History and Archaeology in Rome, the Instituto Storico per el Medievo (Rome), the Warburg Institute (London), Johns Hopkins University, University of California (Berkeley), Harvard University, Columbia University, Universidade Nova of Lisbon and NYU; and Visiting Professor at the University of Genoa. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Art History in the UNED (Spain), the PI of the research group “Before Orientalism. Images of the Muslim Other in Iberia (15-17th Centuries) and their Mediterranean connections” and working Group Leader of the Cost Action 18129: Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean. He has recently published the monographs titled: Pintando al converso: la imagen del morisco en la peninsula ibérica (1492-1614) (Cátedra, 2019), and Etnicità e conversione. Immagini di moriscos nella cultural visuale dell’età moderna (Affinità Elettive, 2020). He has also co-edited the book: Muslim and Jews made Visible in Christian Iberia and beyond (14-18th centuries) (Brill 2019).


The event is free, although you will need to book.

Online Conference: Poetry in paint: Titian’s late mythologies, Organised by the National Gallery, November 3rd, 10th, & 17th

Detail from Titian, ‘Diana and Callisto’, 1556-9 © The National Gallery, London

An online conference about the history, context and reception of Titian’s mythological paintings, or ‘poesie’, for Philip II.

For more information, including ticket prices, the full programme, and how to register, please click here.

‘Hidden Gems’, ICOM-ICDAD virtual conference, 15- 16 October 2020, registration is open

The ICDAD 2020 virtual conference looks at “hidden gem” objects, exploring collections from Asia, Europe, the US, and Mexico.

Please click here to register for the conference

About this Event

Every public decorative arts and design collection has hidden corners and unplumbed depths, and many private collections are difficult for outsiders to access during the best of times, much less during a pandemic. As decorative arts and design professionals face the possibility that we might not be able to visit each other’s museums and discuss with colleagues in person for some time, this conference gives us the opportunity to uncover unexpected objects and stories that have not yet been told. Focusing on decorative arts and design collections from around the globe, the 2020 ICDAD conference explores collections recently brought to light, reinterprets beloved objects through a new lens, and shows how technology can make storied historical art newly relevant.

Because this is a global conference, times are listed for New York, Paris, and the local time of each presenter. The schedule is as follows:

Program

Times are listed for New York, Paris, and the local time of each presenter.

DAY 1: Thursday, October 15
Session One
7:00 AM USA Eastern time; 13:00 Paris; 16:00 Ekaterinburg, Russia; 19:00 Taiwan; 20:00 Japan

Naoyuki Watanabe — Oda Collection of 20th Century Design

Annie Ting-An Lin — Objects Betwixt and Between: Objects from the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

Ludmila Budrina — Malachites of the Demidoff Family: Reconstruction of the Collection and Potential Digital Representation

Moderators: Melissa Rinne, Shoshana Resnikoff

Session Two
12:00 PM USA Eastern time; 18:00 Paris; 18:00 Netherlands; 19:00 Finland

Femke Coevert, Dafne Diamante, Aafke Weller, and Maud van Suylen — Panoramas from the Depths of the Rijksmuseum’s Storage Room

Maddalena Napolitani — Balthazar-Georges Sage: The “Hidden Collector” and his Cabinet of Decorative Arts

Leena Svinhufvud and Susanna Thiel — The Design Attic: Investigating Hidden Processes in Designer Archives

Moderators: Kai Lobjakas, Shoshana Resnikoff

Session Three
7:00 PM USA Eastern; 1:00 Paris; 6:00 PM Mexico Central

Rebecca Tilles — Uncovering Hillwood, Washington D.C.’s Hidden Gem

Harrison Schley – The Zalinsky Collection: A Union Soldier’s Trove of Japanese Swords and Art

Claudia Marín — Devotion and Self-Representation in the 18th Century: Arts and Crafts at Museo de Arte Religioso Ex Convento de Santa Mónica

Moderators: Annamarie Sandecki, Shoshana Resnikoff


DAY 2: Friday, October 16
Session Four
9 AM USA Eastern; 15:00 Paris; 14:00 Portugal

Levi Higgs —Mining the David Webb Jewelry Archive

Naoko Adachi — Finding a Place in Museums for Japanese Photograph Albums from the Late-Nineteenth Century

Samantha Coleman-Aller — Hidden Gems: A Rare Group of Irish Glass Pieces

Moderators: Kai Lobjakas, Shoshana Resnikoff

[ONLINE CONFERENCE] Travelling Objects, Travelling People: Art and Artists of Late-Medieval and Renaissance Iberia and Beyond, c. 1400–1550

Anonymous Portuguese cartographer, Cantino Planisphere (detail), ca. 1502. Map on parchment, 220 x 105 cm. Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday 10 December 2020, 1:00 pm – 5:35 pm

Friday 11 December 2020, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please click here to register for this live online event.

Travelling Objects, Travelling Peopleaims to nuance our understanding of the exchanges and influences that shaped the artistic landscape of Medieval and Renaissance Iberia. Traditional narratives hold that late fifteenth-century Iberian art and architecture were transformed by the arrival of artists, objects and ideas from France, the Low Countries, and eventually Renaissance Italy, while 1492 marked a chronological rupture and the beginning of global encounters. Challenging these perceptions, this conference revisits the dynamics of artistic communication in late medieval Iberia, placing the peninsula in a global network, from Flanders to Florence, from Madeira to Santo Domingo. Bringing together contributions from international scholars working on Spain, Portugal and a range of related geographies, this event seeks to address the impact of ‘itinerant’ artworks, artists and ideas, and to investigate moments of encounter, conflict, and non-linear transfers of materials, techniques and iconographies.  

Please click here for the speakers, the programme, and additional information.

Hispanic Art Gatherings: YouTube Livestream with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, TOMORROW, 10 PM UK time

Image: Hispanic Society Museum and Library

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).
 
To register for the live event, please RSVP by filling out this form or send an email to development@hispanicsociety.org. You will receive the YouTube link the day of the event.
 
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.

Text via The Hispanic Society of America

The Maius Masterclass with Professor Susan Boynton, 31 July 2020, 4pm on Zoom

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.

Please click here to register for the Zoom Webinar.

The series is kindly supported by a Hispanex Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and SPAIN Arts & Culture/Embassy of Spain in London.

The Maius Masterclass with Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock, Online, 24 July 2020, 1.30pm *note change of time*

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.

Please click here to register for the Zoom Webinar.

The series is kindly supported by a Hispanex Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and SPAIN Arts & Culture/Embassy of Spain in London.

ONLINE TALK: The Maius Masterclass with Dr Lisa Blackmore, 17 July 2020, 4pm

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.

Please click here to register for the Zoom Webinar.

The series is kindly supported by an Hispanex Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and SPAIN Arts & Culture/Embassy of Spain in London.