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Gelber Reviews Carlos III Exhibitions

Two years late but still worth knowing about:

David Gelber, “The light and shade of Carlos III of Spain,” Apollo, January 18, 2017


Met Exhibition: “Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790” through July 22, 2018 (+Catalogue)

“Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790:Pinxit Mexici” will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 24 to July 22, 2018. It had been at LACMA during the winter of 2017-18.

The catalogue was written by Ilona Katzew, with contributions from Luisa Elena Alcalá, Jaime Cuadriello, Paula Mues Orts, and Ronda Kasl.

Exhibition: Zurbarán’s Jacob and his Twelve Sons at the Frick, through April 22, 2018

January 31, 2018 to April 22, 2018, at The Frick Collection.
Comments Frick Director Ian Wardropper, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Auckland Castle and the Meadows Museum on the first North American showing of Francisco de Zurbarán’s extraordinary series Jacob and His Twelve Sons. The technical analysis carried out at the Kimbell has greatly enriched our understanding of the master’s methods, while catalogue essays commissioned for the show explore the works in historical, cultural, and religious contexts. The sheer visual power and rich narrative content of this series will draw visitors in and will be beautifully complemented by the Frick’s strong holdings in Spanish art, which include paintings by Velázquez and Murillo — Zurbarán’s Sevillian contemporaries — as well as by El Greco and Goya.”
This had been at the Meadows in Dallas previously; sorry to not catch it earlier.

Concert, “La música en tiempos de José de Gálvez (1720-1787), VI” – Málaga, Nov, 2017


Fenton Reviews Cristóbal de Villalpando at the Met (& the Catalogue), NYRB, Oct 12, 2017

James Fenton reviews “Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque,” an exhibition at the Palacio de Cultura Citibanamex–Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, March 9–June 4, 2017; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 25–October 15, 2017.

Catalog of the exhibition by Jonathan Brown, Ronda Kasl, Juana Gutiérrez Haces, Clara Bargellini, Pedro Ángeles, and Rogelio Ruiz Gomar (Mexico City: Fomento Cultural Banamex, 2017).
New York Review of Books, Oct 12, 2017

Wheeler Reviews “Goya: The Portraits” at the National Gallery in TLS, Nov 6, 2015

In the Times Literary Supplement, Nov 6, 2015, Duncan Wheeler reviews “Goya: The Portraits,” at the National Gallery.

The exhibition itself runs through January 10, 2016.

Exhibition at the Courtauld: “Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album,” to May 25, 2015

The Courtauld Gallery, “Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album,” Feb 26-May 25, 2015.

Also, a catalogue.

Review by T.J. Clark in the London Review of Books, 37/7, April 9, 2015.

Goya at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, to January 19, 2015

“Goya: Order and Disorder,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 12, 2014-Jan. 19, 2015.

Also a review of this exhibition, “The Light and Dark of Francisco Goya,” by Cólm Tóibin in the New York Review of Books, December 18, 2014.

And the book by Stephanie Loeb Stepanek, Frederick Ilchman and Janis A.Tomlinson, Goya: Order and Disorder (2014).

Rowland on El Greco – NY Review of Books

The New York Review of Books, June 19, 2014:

Ingrid D. Rowland, “Irresistible El Greco” reviews:

El Griego de Toledo, an exhibition at the Museo de Santa Cruz and other venues, Toledo, Spain, March 14-June 14, 2014.
Catalog of the exhibition ed. Fernando Marías (Madrid, El Viso, 2014).

Fernando Marías, El Greco: Life and Work – A New History, trans. Paul Edson and Sander Berg (Thames and Hudson, 2014).


Brooklyn Museum: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 – Until Jan 12, 2014

Jose Campeche: Dona Marie de los Dolores Gutierrez del Mazo y PerezJosé Campeche (Puerto Rican, 1751–1809). Doña María de los Dolores Gutiérrez del Mazo y Pérez, circa 1796. Oil on canvas, 34 x 25 in. (86 x 64 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange, 2012.45

September 20, 2013–January 12, 2014

Brooklyn Museum
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 (Traducido por Google) is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives and interiors of Spain’s New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century, focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art. Through approximately 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, and decorative art objects, this exhibition presents for the first time American, European, and Asian luxury goods from everyday life as signifiers of the faith, wealth, taste, and socio-racial standing of their consumers. The exhibition explores themes including representations of the indigenous and Creole elite, rituals in the home, the sala de estrado (women’s sitting room), the bedchamber, and social identity through material culture.

Behind Closed Doors primarily consists of works from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collections as well as exceptional loans from distinguished institutions and private collectors. It is the first presentation of our important Spanish colonial holdings since the groundbreaking 1996 exhibition Converging Cultures: Art & Identity in Spanish America. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue, with contributions by leading scholars of Colonial Spanish and British American art, published by the Brooklyn Museum in association with The Monacelli Press.

Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 is organized by Richard Aste, Curator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Christie’s, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and Constance and Henry Christensen III.