CFP: The Presence of America in Madrid: Art, Images and Material Culture in Transit

International Conference Organized by: AmerMad Project in collaboration with the Royal Academy of San Fernando, Madrid Directors: Luisa Elena Alcalá and Benito Navarrete Prieto Dates: 3-4 (or 10-11) February 2022 (exacts dates to be confirmed) Place: Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid Organized within the context of the research project AmerMad (America in Madrid. InterconnectedContinue reading “CFP: The Presence of America in Madrid: Art, Images and Material Culture in Transit”

New CEEH Publication – Ambassadors in Golden-Age Madrid: The Court of Philip IV through Foreign Eyes, edited by Jorge Fernández-Santos and José Luis Colomer

This book sets out to describe the experiences of foreign ambassadors dispatched to Spain during the long reign of Philip IV (1621–65). Through a selection of diplomats of various nationalities—from the Holy Roman Empire, the Holy See, France, England, Venice, Tuscany, Genoa, the small Italian states, Sweden, Denmark, and the Ottoman Empire—it paints a broadContinue reading “New CEEH Publication – Ambassadors in Golden-Age Madrid: The Court of Philip IV through Foreign Eyes, edited by Jorge Fernández-Santos and José Luis Colomer”

Museum Reopening Update: The Prado

The Prado has reopened a quarter of its gallery space with Reunited, a new display of nearly 200 paintings from its permanent collection. The exhibition will run until 13 September 2020. The museum’s masterpieces are displayed in novel juxtapositions, offering a new perspective on the permanent collection. For example, for the first time Rubens’ 17th-centuryContinue reading “Museum Reopening Update: The Prado”

Closing Soon: Balenciaga and Spanish Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, until 22 September 2019

The Spanish fashion designer’s approach to his designs was informed by his lifelong love of art sparked by his youthful admiration of the paintings owned by clients of his seamstress mother, in particular the Marquis and Marchioness of Casa Torres, who spent their summers in the Palacio Aldamar (also known as Vista Ona) in Getaría.Continue reading “Closing Soon: Balenciaga and Spanish Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, until 22 September 2019”

Featured Exhibition: ‘Frente a Frente. Dos visiones fotográficas de la Guerra Civil. Constantino Suárez y Florentino López “Floro”‘, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Madrid, until 29 September 2019

At the start of the civil war, Constantino Suárez was a 37-year old professional photographer. 36-year-old Florentino López, known as Floro, owned a shop selling groceries, typewriters, and phtographic material. The two never met, yet between July 1936 and October 1937 both portrayed the conflict from the perspective of their different cities—Gijón y Oviedo—and sides—SuárezContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: ‘Frente a Frente. Dos visiones fotográficas de la Guerra Civil. Constantino Suárez y Florentino López “Floro”‘, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Madrid, until 29 September 2019″

Opens Today: Balenciaga and Spanish Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, until 22 September 2019

In the summer of 2019 the museum is presenting an exhibition that connects the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the most admired and influential fashion designer of all time, with the tradition of 16th– to 20th-century Spanish painting. References to Spanish art and culture are a recurring presence in Balenciaga’s work. The simple, minimalist lines ofContinue reading “Opens Today: Balenciaga and Spanish Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, until 22 September 2019”

Closing Soon: ‘Olga Picasso’, Museo Picasso Málaga, until 2 June

The Museo Picasso Málaga presents Picasso’s first wife Olga Khokhlova and her story in the first show of its 2019 exhibition calendar. The exhibition Olga Picasso was inspired by the letters and photographs found in the travel trunk of the Russian dancer, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso’s grandmother. The exhibition focuses on the years of Olga’s relationship withContinue reading “Closing Soon: ‘Olga Picasso’, Museo Picasso Málaga, until 2 June”

Specialist Workshop: “Golden Age Art and Globalization in Madrid’s Museums”, Madrid, Spain, September 2–12, 2019

Specialist Workshop “Golden Age Art and Globalization in Madrid’s Museums”Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, September 2–12 2019Deadline for applications: Jun 2, 2019 Many of the objects that are admired today in Spain’s major museums arrived here in the Early Modern period. Collections of art,  artifacts, and objects—everythig from paintings and sculptures to armor, textiles, feathers, books,Continue reading “Specialist Workshop: “Golden Age Art and Globalization in Madrid’s Museums”, Madrid, Spain, September 2–12, 2019″

Madrid’s Palacio de Liria to Become a Museum

As reported by El País and other Spanish newspapers, the Liria Palace, residence of the Dukes of Alba and home to Spain’s most important private collection, is being transformed into a museum and will soon open to the public every day of the week. Touring from Madrid to Dallas, the recent exhibition Treasures from theContinue reading “Madrid’s Palacio de Liria to Become a Museum”

New Publications from the CEEH

El camarín del desengaño. Juan de Espina, coleccionista y curioso del siglo XVII, by Pedro Reula Baquero, 2019 Juan de Espina Velasco (1583−1642), a nobleman of Madrid and cleric of minor orders, has gone down in history – initially as the unwitting protagonist of two eighteenth-century magical plays by the dramatist José de Cañizares andContinue reading “New Publications from the CEEH”