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Hispanic Society Exhibitions: “Gilded Figures” & “Treasures from the Library”

The Hispanic Society of America has two new exhibitions, one in the museum and one in the library:

“Gilded Figure: Wood and Clay Made Flesh” through Jan 9, 2022.

“Treasures from the Hispanic Society Library” through Dec 30, 2021.

Holland Cotter reviews the exhibitions in the New York Times.

At the Met: Goya’s Graphic Imagination,” Feb 12-May 2, 2021

Exhibition Overview

Regarded as one of the most remarkable artists from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) is renowned for his prolific activity as a draftsman and printmaker, producing about nine hundred drawings and three hundred prints during his long career. Through his drawings and prints, he expressed his political liberalism, criticism of superstition, and distaste for intellectual oppression in unique and compelling ways.

This exhibition will explore Goya’s graphic imagination and how his drawings and prints allowed him to share his complex ideas and respond to the turbulent social and political changes occurring in the world around him. The broadly chronological presentation will follow Goya’s evolution and different phases as a graphic artist as well as his approaches to his subjects. Around one hundred works on display will come mainly from The Met collection—one of the most outstanding collections of Goya’s drawings and prints outside Spain—with other works coming from New York, Boston, and Madrid’s Museo Nacional del Prado and the Biblioteca Nacional.

Exhibition: “La otra Corte” in the Palacio Real de Madrid, Dec ’19-March ’20

La otra Corte. Mujeres de la Casa de Austria en los monasterios reales de Las Descalzas y La Encarnación – Palacio Real de Madrid, December 5 2019-March 2020.

Exhibition & Book: Berruguete

“Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain.”

National Gallery of Art, Washington, October 13, 2019-February 17, 2020.

Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, March 29-July 26, 2020.

Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain, C.D. Dickerson III and Mark McDonald, eds, with Manual Arias Martínez, Daphne Barbour, Jonathan Brown, Richard L. Kagan, Wendy Sepponen, and Julia W. Vázquez (Yale, 2019).

Greco Exhibition: Grand Palais, Oct 16 2019-Feb 10, 2020

“Greco,” Grand Palais, Paris, Galerie sud-est, October 16, 2019-February 10, 2020.

Exhibition, Review, & Catalogue: Bartolomé Bermejo

Exhibition: “Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance,” The National Gallery, 12 June-29 Septbmer 2019.

Review: Isabelle Kent in Apollo June 25, 2019.

Exhibition catalog: Letizia Treves; with contributions by Paul Ackroyd, Rachel Billinge, Lorne Campbell, Tobias Capwell, Gabriele Finaldi, Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink, Gabriiella Macaro, Joan Molina Figueras, David Peggie, and Marika Spring, Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance (Yale, 2019).

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