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The Life and Art of Maestro Fernando Botero

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The Life and Art of Maestro Fernando Botero

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Friday, February 16
10:00 a.m. PT
Speakers: Fernando Botero Zea, businessman and son of Maestro Fernando Botero
Virtual Event


Colombian artist Fernando Botero, renowned for his distinctive style and exploration with color and exaggerated volume, single-handedly redefined beauty with his sensual forms and pioneering notion of aesthetics. In this lecture, Fernando Botero Zea, eldest son of the late artist, will provide an intimate account of his father’s presence and influence in the history of art, as well as invite the audience to understand how the reality of Latin American life deeply rooted his work while simultaneously helping it to become a benchmark in contemporary art.

Fernando Botero Zea is a Colombian-Mexican businessman who works with his two siblings, Lina and Juan Carlos, to manage the estate of their late father, Maestro Fernando Botero. He has collaborated in diverse projects to bring his father’s work to large-scale retrospective exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.


Save your spot for the online guest lecture by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place.

$10 members and students | $15 seniors and military | $20 nonmembers

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This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture 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 virtual tours.

Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.


Featured: Fernando Botero, Monalisa (detail), 1978. Oil on canvas. Banco de la República, 2000, Photograph by Víctor Robledo, © Museo Botero – Banco de la República

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February 16
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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