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Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:30am

$50 for the 5-part series; FREE for museum members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff & students. Pre-registration is required; call 214.768.8587.


Murillo: Artistic Intelligence and the Spanish Golden Age

Luis Martin Lecture Series in the Humanities
Rebecca Teresi, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, Johns Hopkins University, and a former Meadows/Kress/Prado Curatorial Fellow at the Meadows Museum

This five-part lecture series focuses on the life, career and afterlife of the most iconic painter of the later Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Coming of age in the generation after Velázquez and Zurbarán, by the mid-seventeenth century Murillo was well established as the most prestigious painter in all of Seville, dominating the local market until his death in 1682. An artist renowned not only for his religious paintings but also for his technical virtuosity, accomplished portraits, and poignant and sometimes cheeky genre scenes, Murillo’s work saw tremendous influence after his death and beyond the Iberian Peninsula. Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the painter’s birth, this series will complement the Museum’s yearlong special installation showcasing the museum’s outstanding holdings of five of the artist’s paintings. This program is made possible by gifts from the Fannie and Stephen Khan Charitable Foundation and the Eugene McDermott Foundation.


For more information call 214.768.8587