British Spanish Society Christmas Party! *THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER* 7-9pm @ Instituto Cervantes

British Spanish Society Christmas Party! *THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER* 7-9pm @ Instituto Cervantes

Spanish Art Symposium – Auckland Castle, The Bowes Museum & Durham University – Thursday 23 October to Saturday 25 October 2014

A symposium on Spanish Art will take place from 23-25 October in Co Durham, highlighting collections in the area and launching a book on treasures of Spanish Art in Country Durham. The three-day event will include exclusive access to view Zurbarán’s Jacob and his Twelve Sons and a conference dinner at Auckland Castle. Below is a provisionalContinue reading “Spanish Art Symposium – Auckland Castle, The Bowes Museum & Durham University – Thursday 23 October to Saturday 25 October 2014”

The Fitzwilliam Museum in fundraising drive to acquire a Mater Dolorosa by Pedro de Mena

A sculpture by Pedro de Mena (b. Granada 1628 – d. Malaga 1688) of the Mater Dolorosa or Virgin of Sorrows has gone on display at The Fitzwilliam in Cambridge in a drive to help publicise the Museum’s funding-raising appeal for the acquisition of the work. Tim Knox Director of the Museum, who has kindly entertainedContinue reading “The Fitzwilliam Museum in fundraising drive to acquire a Mater Dolorosa by Pedro de Mena”

ARTES Malta visit: Wed 5 November – Mon 10 November 2014

ARTES is visiting Malta from 5-10 November 2014. This visit is being organised by Marjorie Trusted of the V&A (ARTES Hon Vice-President) and Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci of the University of Malta (ARTES member). The programme is detailed below and includes a symposium on Spanish Baroque Art in Malta being hosted by the Spanish Embassy. ARTES VisitContinue reading “ARTES Malta visit: Wed 5 November – Mon 10 November 2014”

Tuesday 16 September 2014 – Concert in London: Music and art in Toledo at the time of El Greco

A celebration of the music and art of Toledo in the 16th century will held at the Church of St James – London’s ‘Spanish Church’ – in the West End on Tuesday 16th September. The event is the being organised by the BritishSpanish Society. At the time of El Greco, Toledo was a major centreContinue reading “Tuesday 16 September 2014 – Concert in London: Music and art in Toledo at the time of El Greco”

1st ARTES Coll & Cortés Scholars announced

ARTES is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 ARTES Coll & Cortés scholarships. Out of a very strong field the following awards were made: ARTES Coll & Cortés PhD Scholarship for students at a UK University This was awarded to Kathryn Santner, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, to support her study ofContinue reading “1st ARTES Coll & Cortés Scholars announced”

ZURBARÁN: Master of Spain’s Golden Age

Exhibition The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts,Rue Ravenstein 33, 1000 Brussels Wed 29 January – Sun 25 May 2014 Santa Casilda, c.1635, oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cms, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza Madrid A Cup of Water and a Rose, c.1630, oil on canvas, 21 x 30 cms, National Gallery London   For more information see  http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=13203iContinue reading “ZURBARÁN: Master of Spain’s Golden Age”

The Embassy of Spain invites ARTES members to Lecture on Richard Hamilton & Pop Art in Spain

The Embassy of Spain is kindly inviting ARTES members to a Lecture to be held at the Luis Vives hall at the Embassy in 39 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB on Wed 26 Feb 2014 at 6.30pm. Entitled Some Notes on Richard Hamilton & Pop Art in Spain 1960-1976, it will be given by Dr Teresa MilletContinue reading “The Embassy of Spain invites ARTES members to Lecture on Richard Hamilton & Pop Art in Spain”

Export block for Alonso Sánchez Coello’s Portrait of Don Diego, son of King Philip II of Spain (1577)

07 January 2014 A portrait of Prince Don Diego (1575 – 1582), who died at the age of seven and was the son of King Philip II of Spain, has had a temporary export bar placed on it to provide a last chance to keep it in the UK. Unless a matching offer of £4,250,000Continue reading “Export block for Alonso Sánchez Coello’s Portrait of Don Diego, son of King Philip II of Spain (1577)”