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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:30am
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30am

$50 for the 6-part series; FREE for museum members and SMU faculty, staff & students. Pre-registration is required.


Poetry in Paint: The World and Work of Francisco de Zurbarán

Luis Martín Lecture Series in the Humanities
Adam Jasienski, Assistant Professor of Art History, SMU

This six-part lecture series centers on Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), the subject of the Meadows Museum exhibition Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle. Zurbarán never left the Iberian Peninsula, but many of his artworks did. Audience members are encouraged to think about Zurbarán in the context of the broader Spanish colonial world, which in the 17th century included present-day Mexico, much of South America, the Philippines, and large parts of Italy and the Low Countries. Zurbarán participated in a vigorous cross-cultural exchange between these distant and culturally disparate territories, much like his contemporaries Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. This last figure – Murillo – will also be a significant presence in the lectures, both as the other leading artist in southern Spain and because the Meadows will be celebrating the quadricentenary of his birth with a special installation of his work, opening December 6, 2017. Coffee and pastries are served in the Founders Room before each lecture, from 10 to 10:25 a.m. This program is made possible by gifts from the Fannie and Stephan Khan Charitable Foundation, the Eugene McDermott Foundation, and Richard and Gwen Irwin.


For more information and to register, call 214.768.8587.