News: ‘Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions’

As reported by The Art Newspaper, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is looking to enlarge its Latin American art collection. The museum has created a new endowed curatorial post, the Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art, currently open for applications. It has also made significant new acquisitions of art from the region, fromContinue reading “News: ‘Dallas Museum of Art boosts Latin American focus with new curator and acquisitions’”

El Greco on Sale at Christie’s

According to The Art Newspaper, El Greco’s Saint Francis and Leo (around 1600) is one of the highlights of the upcoming London sales. With an estimated sale price of £5m-£7m, the work is one of 51 from the collection of the late Stanford Rothschild consigned for sale to Christie’s. The sale will take place on 7 December.Continue reading “El Greco on Sale at Christie’s”

Priceless Pre-Columbian Gold Breastplate Now on Display at Buckingham Palace

The Art Newspaper reports that a gold breast-plate presented by the Panamanian president General José Remón Cantera to Queen Elizabeth in 1953 is now on display at Buckingham Palace. Long kept in storage as a piece of secondary importance, the breastplate was re-discovered by Royal Collection curator Sally Goodsir. Now exhibited in the Royal Gifts Continue reading “Priceless Pre-Columbian Gold Breastplate Now on Display at Buckingham Palace”

News from the world of Hispanic art

Many things happened last week in the world of Spanish and Latin American visual culture. London’s Sir John Soane Museum announced a new series of annual lectures and prizes intended to raise the profile of architects, artists and writers who broadened society’s understanding of architecture and the built environment. The inaugural lecture, scheduled for NovemberContinue reading “News from the world of Hispanic art”