The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, has announced that the Center for Spain in America (CSA) will support the museum’s pre-doctoral curatorial fellowship for 2019–2020. Established in 2011, the pre-doctoral fellowship provides an intensive scholarly, professional experience with the opportunity to research Spanish art at the Meadows and other national and international institutions.
CSA will also underwrite the catalog for the forthcoming exhibition Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain(National Gallery of Art, October 13, 2019–February 17, 2020; Meadows Museum, March 29–July 26, 2020). It will be the first general book on Berruguete published in English.
The New York-based CSA fosters the study of Spanish history, art and literature by creating and funding doctoral fellowships at European and American universities, as well as research centers with archival and bibliographical material relevant to the field of Hispanism. The Center and its Spanish counterpart, Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH), have collaborated with the Meadows Museum on several projects prior to this announcement, including the exhibition and catalog for The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: An Epic Journey from Rome to Toledo (2011); the exhibition and catalog for The Spanish Gesture: Drawings From Murillo to Goya in the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2014); Sorolla in America: Friends and Patrons (2015), a study of the major collectors of Sorolla’s work; and the catalog for Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle.
The Meadows Museum at SMU in Dallas and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid have announced a new pre-doctoral fellowship, part of the unique international partnership that unites these two leading museums. A grant from the Center for Spain in America (CSA) supports now the pre-doctoral Meadows/Prado Fellowship, designed to provide students with an intensive scholarly, professional, and international experience in curatorial work. The fellowships are an annual exchange with one appointment made by each institution.
The CSA and its Spanish counterpart, the CEEH, have collaborated with the Meadows Museum on several projects prior to this announcement, including the exhibition and catalogue for The Lost Manuscripts fromthe Sistine Chapel: An Epic Journey from Rome to Toledo (2011); the exhibition and catalogue for The Spanish Gesture: Drawings From Murilloto Goya in the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2014); Sorolla in America:Friends and Patrons (2015); and the exhibition catalogue Zurbarán:Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle (2017).
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Fray Julián of Alcalá’s Vision of the Ascension of the Soul of King Philip II of Spain, 1645-46, Clark Art Institute
The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Programme recently received a $150,000 grant from the Center for Spain in America that provides funds to host a series of fellowships over the next three to six years to encourage the study of Spanish art. The first fellowship, available for the 2018–19 academic year, is open to candidates from all nations.
The Center for Spain in America (CSA) promotes advanced study and public awareness of Spanish art and visual culture in the United States, also focusing on the history of Spanish presence and the influence of Spanish art and culture on North America. CSA cooperates with universities, libraries, archives, museums, and other educational or cultural institutions fostering academic excellence in the field of Spanish studies in the United States and supporting activities such as symposia, lecture series, exhibitions, and publications.
The CSA Fellowship at the Clark will focus on the study of all aspects of Spanish art from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century, and on the worldwide impact of Spanish art and artists. The programme is open to scholars or museum professionals researching individual Spanish artists or specific works of art; pursuing projects that include particular periods, geographic regions, subjects, or themes in Spanish art; studying the collecting and connoisseurship of Spanish art, particularly in the Americas; and examining the influence and importance of Spanish art and its reception throughout the world. It is anticipated that CSA Fellows may undertake publishing projects and/or exhibition research activities during their tenure at the Clark.
The Center for Spain in America is affiliated with the Madrid-based Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica. José Luis Colomer, a noted scholar of Spanish art, directs both organizations and has worked closely with Olivier Meslay, Felda and Dena Hardymon Director of the Clark, to establish the new programme.
The CSA Fellowship underscores the Clark’s international initiatives. Over the last decade, the Research and Academic Programme has hosted a number of leading Spanish scholars as fellows, including several curators from the Museo del Prado, Madrid. The Clark and the Prado have also forged a strong collaborative curatorial relationship. In 2010, the Clark lent its entire collection of works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir to the Prado for the highly successful exhibition Pasión por Renoir. In 2016, the Prado reciprocated by lending many of its finest works to the Clark for the exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado.
ARTES will post more information on the fellowship as it becomes available.