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Guest Lecture & Tour Series: The Golden Age of Spain in the National Gallery (SOLD OUT)

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Guest Lecture & Tour Series: The Golden Age of Spain in the National Gallery (SOLD OUT)

Location: James S. Copley Auditorium

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Friday, June 21
10:00 a.m.
James S. Copley Auditorium


Speaker: Gabriele Finaldi, Ph.D., Director of the National Gallery, London

A world-renowned expert on 17th-century Spanish art, Finaldi studied at London’s prestigious Courtauld Institute where he wrote his dissertation on the important Spanish Baroque painter Jusepe de Ribera, whose work is featured in the exhibition. Prior to his current appointment at the National Gallery, Finaldi was Deputy Director for Collections and Research at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. He has curated exhibitions in Britain, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the US, and he has written catalogues and scholarly articles on Ribera, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Italian Baroque painting, and religious iconography. Finaldi’s talk will be the closing installment of the Museum’s 2018–19 Docent-sponsored Guest Lecture Series.

This lecture is presented in connection with Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain.

Tickets to the lecture include same-day admission to the featured exhibition Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain.

Capacity is limited. This lecture is expected to sell out.

This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture & Tour series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led tours.

$13 members | $16 nonmembers | $8 seniors and military | $5 students

Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council

Interested in learning more about Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain? Join us for the Full-Day Symposium for Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain on Saturday, June 22, featuring the world’s preeminent scholars on Hispanic art. Click here to learn more.

Featured: El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), The Adoration of the Shepherds, ca. 1576-1577. Oil on copper. Museum purchase and gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, by exchange. 1990.104.


June 21, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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