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24 October 2023 - 24 October 2023

6:00PM - 7:00PM Meeting ID: 937 0297 1057 Passcode: 612894

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Four Figures on a Step, c.1655-60. Kimbell Art Museum.

This talk will discuss the research for the exhibition Murillo. From Heaven to Earth at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth (18 September 2022 to 29 January 2023). The exhibition features 50 paintings, focusing on Murillo’s earthly depictions of secular subjects in seventeenth-century Seville. The landmark exhibition, inspired by Murillo’s mysterious Four Figures on a Step in the Kimbell’s collection, features 50 paintings from the Musée du Louvre, the National Gallery, the Hispanic Society and others.

Dr Guillaume Kientz is the Director and CEO of the Hispanic Society of America in New York since 2021. Previously, he served as Curator of European Art at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, and as Curator of Spanish and Latin American Art at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. While at the Louvre, Guillaume Kientz was the co-curator with Jonathan Brown of the groundbreaking 2013 exhibition Mexican Art at the Louvre, at which Mexican Viceregal painting was shown alongside masterpieces from the Golden Age of Spanish painting. He also curated the acclaimed exhibitions on Velázquez in 2015 and El Greco in 2019-20, both held at the Grand Palais.

The event is part of the Research Seminar Series organised by Durham University's Zurbarán Centre with the ARTES Iberian and Latin American Visual Culture Group in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in London.

The series provides an open forum for engaging with innovative research and exhibition projects relating to the visual arts in the Hispanic world.

The sessions usually take place on Wednesdays, 6.00-7.00 pm (UK time). Zoom link to follow.