What: Conference on ‘El Greco to Goya: Spanish Masterpieces from The Bowes Museum’
Where: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN
When: Saturday 25 November 2017
More information and Registration at: http://www.wallacecollection.org/collections/event/9002
This major international, one-day symposium on Spanish painting, accompanies the exhibition El Greco to Goya – Spanish Masterpieces from The Bowes Museum. The aim of the symposium is to explore in greater depth the remarkable collection of Spanish paintings on loan from The Bowes, our regional partner, which is outstanding in both its quality and range. Speakers include Xavier Bray, Peter Cherry, Edward Payne, María Cruz de Carlos Varona, Bernadette Petti, Juliet Wilson Bareau and Véronique Gerard Powell.
Generously supported by the Monument Trust.
9:30am: Registration and private view of exhibition
9:50am: Welcome
10:00am: An overview of four centuries of Spanish art in the Bowes Museum
Bernadette Petti (Assistant Curator of Fine Art, The Bowes Museum)
10:30am: A reluctant purchase: El Greco’s Tears of St Peter
Dr Véronique Gerard-Powell (Senior lecturer, University of Paris, Sorbonne)
11:00am: Tea and coffee break
11:30am: Foreign Food – Spanish still life in the British Isles
Dr Peter Cherry (Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin)
12:00pm: Claudio Coello’s portrait of Mariana of Austria
Dr María Cruz de Carlos Varona (Lecturer, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
12:30pm: Audience questions to morning speakers
1:00pm Break for lunch (not provided)
2:00pm: Goya and Religion: Early works for the Spanish Church
Dr Xavier Bray (Director, The Wallace Collection)
2:30pm: Goya’s Prisons: Of the state, of the Church, and of the mind
Dr Juliet Wilson-Bareau (Independent Academic)
3:00pm: Tea and coffee break
3:30pm: A Museum in the Making: The Spanish Gallery in Bishop Auckland
Dr Edward Payne (Head Curator: Spanish Art, The Auckland Project)
4:00pm: Audience questions to afternoon speakers
4:30pm: Close
* This programme is subject to change

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