Highlights

Lecture

Architecture and Experience in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish World

Oct 24, 2023
Williamstown, MA

In this lecture at The Clark Art Institute, Jesús Escobar (Northwestern University; Center for Spain in America Fellow) examines the architectural experiences of two accomplished Dominican priests whose experiences traveling the Spanish world illuminate our understanding of early modern people on the move and moving through buildings.

Exhibition

Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800

10/20/2023 – 01/28/2024
Nashville, TN

This exhibition at the Frist Art Museum features highlights from LACMA’s collection –including textiles, paintings and decorative arts– offering a lucid alternative to traditional interpretations of art from the so-called New World.

SIGA briefs

People 09/05/2023

Jesús Escobar is the Center for Spain in America Fellow at The Clark Art Institute for Fall 2023. His research will be focused on “Architecture and Experience in the Seventeenth-Century World.”

Publication 08/31/2023

Cloe Cavero de Carondelet has published “A Copperplate of the Dominican Martyrs of Japan Reused by Murillo” in Print Quarterly, vol. XL, no. 3 (2023), 251-264, an article that places this little-known image as part of the global missionary aspirations of the Dominican order.

People 07/10/2023

Anthony Meyer has been appointed a Fellow in Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection for 2023-24.

Publication 07/10/2023

Anthony Meyer has published the chapter “Stony Bundles and Precious Wrappings: The Making of Patio Crosses in Sixteenth-Century New Spain” as part of the edited volume Conversion Machines in Early Modern Europe: Apparatus, Artifice, Body (June 2023).

Publication 06/26/2023

Jeremy Roe’s translation of Eduardo Manzano Moreno,The Court of the Caliphate of al-Andalus: Four Years in Umayyad Córdoba, has recently been published by Edinburgh Univeristy Press. Originally published in Spanish, this book draws on a rich range of sources to provide a fascinating social-historical analysis of diverse aspects of Umayyad Córdoba, including art, architecture, and visual and material culture more broadly.

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Latest events

  • Nov 2, 2023 – Nov 30, 2023
  • Online
Lecture

The Scales of European Painting

in 36 days

This series of lectures is given by Alexander Nagel (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University), the 2023 holder of the Prado Museum Chair.

  • October 24, 2023
  • Williamstown, MA
Lecture

Architecture and Experience in the Seventeenth-Century Spanish World

in 27 days

In this lecture at The Clark Art Institute, Jesús Escobar (Northwestern University; Center for Spain in America Fellow) examines the architectural experiences of two accomplished Dominican priests whose experiences traveling the Spanish world illuminate our understanding of early modern people on the move and moving through buildings.

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Latest opportunities

  • Deadline: Sep 30, 2023
  • Dallas
Career

Museum Curator, Meadows Museum

3 days remaining

The Meadows Museum, a thriving university art museum and a leading institution for the study and presentation of the art of Spain in the U.S, seeks to appoint a curator.

  • Deadline: Sep 1, 2023
  • Fayetteville, AR
Conference

Africa in Iberia: Memories, Genealogies, and Geographies in Early Modernity

Past opportunity

This interdisciplinary research symposium at the University of Arkansas in November 2023 aims to challenge the fragmented European perspective, explore how Africa was conceptualized and remembered, and highlight the active contributions of Africans and Afro-descendants to Iberian society and culture.

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Dissertations

Gwen Unger

Other Selves: Critical Self-Portraiture in Cuba during the ‘Special Period in time of Peace,’ 1989-1999

Advisers: Alexander Alberro
  • In progress
  • Columbia University

Elena Pasionaria Rodríguez Pazmiño

Iconographie et iconicité dans les sceaux de l’Équateur précolombien

Advisers: Louise Vigneault and Christina Halperin
  • In progress
  • Université de Montréal

Ancient / Late Antique

#Ancient Americas

Macarena Deij Prado

Public Performance and Display in Spanish America 1570–1630

Adviser: Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
  • In progress
  • University of Florida

Early Modern

#Colonial and Viceregal

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Who we are

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo: Two Women at a Window, c. 1655/1660 IBERIAN ART

About SIGA

The Society for Iberian Global Art (SIGA) was founded to promote the study of the arts, architecture, and visual cultures of the Iberian world (encompassing Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific) in the United States. The Society encourages and disseminates research in these fields as well as in the legacy of Hispanic and Portuguese studies in North America.

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Manuela Ballestar (1908-1994), Cartulina, 1944. Pencil and watercolor on paper, Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí (MNC), Valencia Francisco Goya:
María Teresa de Borbón y Vallabriga, later Condesa de Chinchón, 1783

Awards

To fulfill the society’s mission to promote and disseminate scholarship on global Iberian art in the United States, SIGA offers three prizes that celebrate excellence in the field: The Eleanor Tufts Award, The Jonathan Brown Award and The Gridley McKim-Smith Award.

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Projects

SIGA leads the Visual Arts issue in the Hispanic Research Journal and organizes a Triennial Conference and SIGA@CAA.

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