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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm



The Spanish Look: Fortuny, Frenchmen, and the Sombrero Calañés

Meadows Museum Lecture

Daniel Ralston, Meadows Curatorial Fellow

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium – Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus, Dallas 75205 FREE but reservations are required; call 214.768.8587. In the 1860s, as Mariano Fortuny (1838-74) embarked on his brief but glittering international career, a fashion for all things Spanish was sweeping Paris. Seeming – or, better still, being – Spanish mattered.

This lecture explores the role that Fortuny, his artistic circle, and his principal American collectors played in defining, constructing and propagating an enduring image of Spain. For more information contact meadowsmuseuminfo@smu.edu.


For more information call 214.768.2787