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.
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.
Nigel Glendinning (1929-2013) is remembered for his perceptive writings on Goya and for the range of his knowledge on the art and literature of 18th century Spain. He had a distinguished academic career at the universities of Southampton, Trinity College Dublin, and Queen Mary University of London. He was a Corresponding Member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, and an Honorary Fellow of the Hispanic Society of America in New York, as well as the winner of the international Elio Antonio de Nebrija prize awarded by the University of Salamanca (2007). In 1998 he was created Commander of the Order of Isabel La Católica, an honour conferred on him by King Juan Carlos of Spain. In 2001 he contributed to the creation of ARTES and served the group as honorary president for more than ten years.
Glendinning’s work is celebrated in the forthcoming edited edition of his classic book, Goya and his critics (1977; revised Spanish edition 1983). The new volume, published by Ediciones Complutense, contains the text of the 1983 Spanish edition with a selection of Glendinning’s more recent essays on the topic. The editors, Sarah Symmons and Jesusa Vega, contributed two memoirs of Nigel as a Hispanic art historian, his contribution to Goya Studies and to Hispanic visual and literary culture. The publication also features a tribute by Valeriano Bozal.
Information on the book’s forthcoming launch will be published soon.
The exhibition will present around 200 works from the holdings of the Hispanic Society of America in New York. Founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955), a passionate collector and Hispanic art enthusiast, the Hispanic Society houses the most important collections of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American art to be found outside the Iberian Peninsula.
The selection of works in the exhibition includes some of the most celebrated objects from the Hispanic Society’s collections, including archaeological items, Islamic art and Spanish medieval art, works from the Spanish Golden Age, examples of Latin American colonial period and 19th-century art, and Spanish paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, New York’s Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
The Frick Collection is displaying its El Greco paintings contemporaneously in the exhibition El Greco at the Frick Collection.