LUIS MARTÍN LECTURE SERIES IN THE HUMANITIES
While the Meadows Museum is perhaps best known for its excellent collection of Early Modern and Modern Spanish art, it is also home to significant holdings of medieval and Renaissance painting and sculpture. Recent years have seen the significant addition of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century panel paintings to the collection, which help to offer a more balanced history of Spanish art. In order to contextualize these important acquisitions, this lecture series will consider artmaking in the Middle Ages beginning with the oldest object in the Meadows collection, which dates to the tenth century. Lectures will highlight the ways in which Spain’s multi-confessional makeup inspired a remarkable diversity of visual expression. Architecture and its adornments; intimate, portable objects; sacred books; and monumental altarpieces all made by and for Iberian Christians, Muslims, and Jews will be examined. The six-part lecture series will conclude with a look forward to the stylistic shifts characteristic of Renaissance art and architecture in the sixteenth century.
This program is made possible by gifts from the Fannie and Stephen Khan Charitable Foundation and the Eugene McDermott Foundation.
$60 for the 6-part series (Six Fridays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5); free for museum members; and for SMU faculty, staff, and students. Advance registration is required. To register, please call 214.768.8587.