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Online Resources from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and MoMA

Since 2016, MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum have worked on digitising exhibition catalogues and other material related to their displays and collections.

MoMA’s ‘Exhibition History‘ page offers access to photographs, interpretation, checklists and other material for 4,918 exhibitions from the museum’s founding in 1929 to the present. ARTES members may be particularly interested to discover a 1931 exhibition dedicated to Diego Rivera, the show American Sources of Modern Art (Aztec, Mayan, Incan) of 1933, the ground-breaking Cubism and Abstract Art of 1936, the 1939 show Picasso: Forty years of his art and exhibitions dedicated to the Brazilian artist Candido Portinari and to Joan Miró in 1940. The archive offers a way to explore the museum’s history during its closure for refurbishment and redisplay (re-opens October 21).

On archive.org, art lovers and researchers can read and download more than 200 catalogues published by the Guggenheim Museum. Highlights include the exhibition Tauromaquia (Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, 1985), Berriaren tradizioa: Guggenheim bildumako maisulanak, 1945–1990 (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 1995), and The Aztec Empire (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2004).

Programme and Registration Details: Canons and Repertoires: Constructing the Visual Arts in the Hispanic World, 20th–21st June 2019, Senate Suite, Durham University Castle, Durham, UK

Organised by Stefano Cracolici and Edward Payne (Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art, Durham University)

Free, but please register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/canons-and-repertoires-constructing-the-visual-arts-in-the-hispanic-world-registration-62569293441

The visual arts in Spain have long been haunted by the spectres of six giants: El Greco, Ribera, Velázquez, Murillo, Goya and Picasso. Still today, these canonical figures tower over all others and continue to shape the story of Spanish art, which has been traditionally told in monographic form. Although the strength of the Spanish canon has informed different disciplines (literature, aesthetics, performing arts), given the recent ‘material turn’, the prosopographical dimension of the visual arts in Spain poses a disciplinary challenge. Similarly, following the ‘global turn’, the visual arts of Iberia pose a geographical challenge, intersecting with the Mediterranean, Arabic, Latin American, British and continental European worlds. The notions of ‘Spain’ and ‘Spanish art’, therefore, are necessarily nebulous and problematic, raising a host of questions: To what extent does Spanish art exist before the establishment of Spain as a nation state? To what extent is the art of the Habsburg and Bourbon empires a Spanish art outside Spain? What is the role of Spain in the wider canon of European art? Who has exploited the visual arts of the Hispanic world, geographically, politically and intellectually? These questions ultimately point to a tension between canons and repertoires; between centres and peripheries; and between consolidating the ‘core’ and expanding the ‘remit’ of the so-called Spanish school.

This conference will explode the disciplinary, material and geographical limits of Spanish art, inaugurating the Zurbarán Centre as a critical and innovative research institution for the study of Spanish and Latin American art in the twenty-first century. Papers will challenge the canonical construction of Spanish art, which can be traced back to writings from Palomino’s Lives of the Eminent Spanish Painters and Sculptors (1724) to Stirling Maxwell’s Annals of the Artists of Spain (1848), to more recent publications by scholars in the field. Papers will also probe the chronological, geographical and material boundaries of the ‘El Greco to Goya’ survey, interrogating the ways in which academics, curators, scholars and teachers narrate this material through various platforms, including publications, museum displays, exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks and academic courses. Speakers will address the various ‘terrains’ of Spanish art, from geographical constructions of Iberia as Europe’s frontier or edge, to exchange with all that lies beyond the Pillars of Hercules.


Thursday 20 June 2019

09.30 – 10.00 Registration & Coffee
10.00 – 10.05Introduction & Welcome
10.05 – 11.20 Session 1: Historiographies
Chair: Stefano Cracolici (Durham University)
10.05 – 10.25 Why El Greco to Goya?
Edward Payne (Durham University)
10.25 – 10.45Frederic Leighton’s Vision of Spain
Véronique Gerard Powell (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
10.45 – 11.05  Nigel Glendinning and the Hispanic Research Journal: A Unique Voice in Spanish Cultural
Sarah Symmons (University of Essex)
11.05 – 11.20 Discussion
11.20 – 11.50 Tea & Coffee
11.50 – 12.50 Keynote Lecture:
Passion and Prejudice: Attitudes to Spanish Sculpture in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Holly Trusted (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.15 Session 2: Geographies
Chair: Edward Payne (Durham University)
14.00 – 14.20 Beyond El Greco: The Travelling Artist between Italy and Spain—Artistic Translation and the
Sixteenth-Century Hispanic Canon
Piers Baker-Bates (The Open University)
14.20 – 14.40Maestros españoles en Chile: Espacios y repertorios
Marcela Drien (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile)
14.40 – 15.00 Geographic Limits and the History of the Spanish Avant-Garde
Maite Barragán (Albright College, Reading PA)
15.00 – 15.15 Discussion
15.15 – 16.30Session 3: Strategies
Chair: Tom Stammers (Durham University)
15.15 – 15.35Genaro Pérez Villaamil: Navigating Stereotypes
Claudia Hopkins (University of Edinburgh)
15.35 – 15.55 Imaginary Architecture as Imagined Community: ‘The Market’ by Jenaro Pérez Villaamil
Matilde Mateo (Syracuse University)
15.55 – 16.15 Hieroglyphs of Providence: Pelegrín Clavé and Isabella I of Castile
Stefano Cracolici (Durham University)
16.15 – 16.30 Discussion
16.30 – 17.00 Tea & Coffee
17.00 – 18.00 Keynote Lecture
Canons and Repertoires in Hispanic Art: What does Stirling Maxwell have to do with them?
Hilary Macartney (University of Glasgow)

Friday 21 June 2019

9.30 – 10.00 Tea & Coffee
10.00 – 11.15 Session 4: Identities
Chair: Giovanna Capitelli (Università Roma Tre)
10.00 – 10.20 El arte español más allá de la península ibérica: ¿Qué significa ser un ‘artista español en la Nueva España’?
Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández (Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México)
10.20 – 10.40 Constructing the Monuments of the Nation: Victor Balaguer and the Struggle to Shape Monasteries as Spanishness
Josep-Maria Garcia-Fuentes (Newcastle University)
10.40 – 11.00 Thinking Spain from Barcelona: The Iconographic Repertoire of Spanish Art (1918–1922)
Lucila Mallart (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
11.00 – 11.15 Discussion
11.15 – 11.45Tea & Coffee
11.45 – 13.00Session 5: Remediations
Chair: Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University)
11.45 – 12.05 Thinking through Painting: Artistic Practice as Metaphor in the Early Modern Hispanic World
Adam Jasienski (Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX)
12.05 – 12.25 From Mimesis to Montage: Sergei Eisenstein on El Greco
Dušan Radunović (Durham University)
12.25 – 12.45 ‘Ese Velázquez sí que era un genio’: el canon del arte español y la ficción televisiva
Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez (Universitat de València)
12.45 – 13.00 Discussion
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.20Concluding Remarks
Amaya Alzaga Ruiz (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid)
14.20 – 15.00 Roundtable Discussion
15.00 – 16.00 Refreshment

Call For Papers: Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith, CAA conference, 21-24 February 2018, Los Angeles


María Cristina de Borbon, Queen of Spain, Vicente López Portaña ©Museo Nacional del Prado

For the next annual conference of the College Art Association (CAA), scheduled for 21-24 February 2018 in Los Angeles, the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies is organizing a panel in memory of the Hispanist Gridley McKim-Smith (1943-2013).  The chairs, Mey-Yen Moriuchi and Mark Castro, invite paper proposals by August 14.

Fashion, Costume, and Consumer Culture in Iberia and Latin America: A Session in Honor of Gridley McKim-Smith
“Material splendor—rare and exquisite fabrics, dazzling displays of wealth and sartorial beauty—is a compelling value in Hispanic-American clothing” (McKim-Smith, Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque 2013, 111).  Gridley McKim-Smith (1943–2013) argued that the “profound materiality and sensuality of costume is crucial in Spain’s American possessions, where only stuffs recognized as prestigious can insulate the wearer from public disgrace and where the most sumptuous silks or alpacas, sometimes interwoven with precious metals, can make the wearer both admired and desired.” (114)  In honor of the late McKim-Smith’s research interests and scholarship this session will consider representations of dress and fashion in Iberia and Latin America.  In the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds, depictions of costumes in paintings, sculptures, prints, and other visual media, as well as the creation of textiles and garments, demonstrate the power of dress in the construction of social, racial, gender, and cultural identities.  The existence of extensive global trade networks facilitated the exchange and synthesis of artistic practices and craftsmanship permitting unique garments and objects which revealed the wearer’s style, aesthetic preferences, and social status.  We seek papers from broad geographical and chronological periods, from Pre-Columbian to Modern, that consider the role of fashion, costume, and consumer culture in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds.  How do clothes mediate identity, ideology, social rank, and subjectivity?  What is the relationship between consumer culture and conspicuous consumption in Iberia and Latin America?  How did dimensions of lived experience—psychological, performative, and political—survive in articles of dress?
Chairs: Mey-Yen Moriuchi, La Salle University, moriuchi@lasalle.edu; Mark Castro, Philadelphia Museum of Art, mcastro@philamuseum.org
The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 14. Click here for CAA’s proposal guidelines, which indicate that speakers on the panel must be members of CAA.  Decisions on the proposals will be sent by Monday, August 28.  If you have questions, please reach out to the chairs.

Conference: III International Seminar on Sacred Heritage, São Paulo, Brasil, 26-29 July 2017

5 wikimedia pic church from left accross the lakeIII International Seminar on Sacred Heritage, Monastery of São Bento de São Paulo, Brasil, 26-29 July 2017

This Seminar, the third organised by the Grupo de Pesquisas Barroco
Memória Viva do Instituto de Artes of the UNESP and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Percival Tirapeli in collaboration with the Faculdade São Bento, discusses relevant aspects of 20th century sacred architecture until 1970.


26 July
Teatro do Colégio de São Bento

14h – Recepção, credenciamento e inscrições

Abertura de Exposição
Escultura Sacra Moderna, Murilo Sá Toledo, Santana do Parnaíba
Curadoria de Rafael Schunk (IA-UNESP)

14h30 – Conferência
Os espaços litúrgicos e o Concílio Vaticano II
Prof. Dr. Gabriel Frade

15h30 – Lançamento dos livros
II Seminário Internacional da América Latina
Grupo de Pesquisa Barroco Memória Viva, IA-UNESP/CNPq

Quatro ensaios sobre Niemeyer
Rodrigo Queiroz e Hugo Segawa, FAU-USP; Ingrid Quintana Guerreiro,
Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá

16h – Conferência
Atuação da Igreja no século XX
Abade Dom Matthias Tolentino Braga, OSB

17h – Visita técnica
Basílica Abacial de Nossa Senhora da Assunção,
Mosteiro de São    Bento
Dom Carlos Eduardo Uchôa, OSB

18h – Vésperas
Basílica Abacial de Nossa Senhora da Assunção,
Mosteiro de São Bento

27 July
Teatro do Mosteiro de São Bento

9h às 11h30 – Conferências
Arquitetura neocolonial em São Paulo
Profa Dra. Maria Lucia Bressan Pinheiro, FAU-USP

Arquitetura sacra moderna em Buenos Aires
Profa Drª Graciela Viñuales Gutierrez, CEDODAL, Buenos Aires

Aspectos da arquitetura sacra na América
Profa Drª Ingrid Quintana Guerreiro, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá

11h30 às 12h – Intervalo

12h às 13h30 – Mesa-redonda: Arquitetura e América Latina
Arquitetura do período Entre guerras: igrejas de São Raphael na  Moóca
e Nsa. Sra. da Paz no Glicério
Pesquisadora Drª Milene Chiovatto, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

Da Pampulha à Catedral de Brasília: a projeção da arquitetura  moderna
brasileira no cenário internacional
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Queiroz, FAU-USP

Arte contemporânea na América Latina e suas raízes sacras
Dra Cláudia Fazzolari. Prolam/ABCA

13h30 – Almoço

14h30 às 16h – Mesa-redonda: Imaginária Sacra
Marino Del Favero – Estabelecimento de Esculptura e Entalho
Profª Ms. Cristiana Cavaterra

Modernidade e tradição: a indústria e a imaginária religiosa no início
do século XX
Profª Drª Maria José Spiteri T. Passos, Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul

O apogeu da escultura em bronze em São Paulo
Prof. Dr. Mozart Bonazzi da Costa, PUC-SP

16h – Intervalo

16h30 às 18h – Palestras
Aspectos da arte sacra popular
Prof. Dr. Oscar D´Ambrosio, UNESP

Mário de Andrade e o Modernismo: tombamentos da arte sacra pelo IPHAN

28 July
Teatro do Mosteiro de São Bento

9h – Conferência
Panorama da arquitetura eclética em São Paulo
Prof. Dr. Percival Tirapeli, IA-UNESP

10h – Palestra
O traço moderno na arquitetura religiosa paulista
Prof. Ms. Márcio Antonio Lima Junior, FAU-USP

10h30 – Intervalo

11h às 13h – Mesa-redonda: Ações de Restauro
Aspectos executivos da conservação e restauro e o papel das entidades
da área
Francisco Zorzete, presidente da Associação de Empresas de Restauro

Restauro e Arte Sacra: Igreja do Cristo Operário
Paula Tabañez, Julio Moraes Conservação e Restauro

Restauro dos afrescos e Capela da Casa Portinari
JM Conservação e Restauro

13h – Almoço
14h – Conferência
Música sacra moderna
Prof. Dr. Acchile Picchi/Alfredo Zaine

15h às 16h – Mesa-redonda: Formação e importância de coleções públicas
Dom Duarte Leopoldo e Silva e a formação do Museu de Arte Sacra de São
Paulo – importância na preservação da arte sacra no século XX
Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo (MAS)

Obra sacra nos acervos dos Palácios do Governo e a capela de São Pedro
em Campos de Jordão
Pesquisadora DraAna Cristina de Carvalho, diretora do Acervo Histórico
Artístico dos Palácios do Governo de São Paulo

16h – Intervalo

16h30 às 18h – Mesa-redonda: Pintura sacra
A obra sacra de Candido Portinari
Profa Dra Elza Ajzenberg, USP, Pós-Graduação Interunidades

Pintura sacra no Grupo Santa Helena
Profa Dra Lisbeth Rebolo Gonçalves, USP/ABCA

Pinturas Murais de Emeric Marcier na capela da Santa Casa de Mauá
Profª Me. Rosângela Aparecida da Conceição (UNIP)
Ms. Rafael Schunk (IA-UNESP)

18h – Encerramento do III Seminário sobre o Patrimônio Sacro na América
Latina, Prof. Dr. Percival Tirapeli

29 July
9h às 12h – Visitas técnicas
Visita opcional ao Mosteiro das Beneditinas, acompanhado por Abade Dom
Matthias Tolentino Braga, OSB e pelo Prof. Márcio Antonio Lima Junior.

Visita à exposição Santos devocionais: o barro como fé, com esculturas
de Stella Kehde, curadoria de Percival Tirapeli, Museu de Arte Sacra,
Sala do Metrô Tiradentes.