Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800

10/20/2023 – 1/28/2024
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.


Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections

9/17/2023 – 1/7/2024
Dallas, TX

This exhibition brings together 27 rarely-seen paintings by Joaquín Sorolla from private collections in the United States, many of which will be displayed in a public museum for the first time.

SIGA briefs

Announcement 10/18/2023

Please save the date for SIGA’s Triennial Conference, SIGA/Seguir: Moving Forward in the Study of Iberian Global Art. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on September 27-28, 2024. A call for papers will be issued in spring 2024.

Publication 10/9/2023

Olga Bush has published “The Textility of the Alhambra,” in Didem Ekici, Patricia Blessing and Basile C. Baudez (eds.), Textile in Architecture. From the Middle Ages to Modernism (New York: Routledge, 2023), 138-155.

People 9/5/2023

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 8/31/2023

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 7/10/2023

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

Publication 7/10/2023

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).

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Latest events

  • December 7, 2023
  • Dallas, TX
Mozos de escuadra by Carlos Vázquez Úbeda (Spanish, 1869-1944), 1906.

The Calé Romanies in Spain and Abroad: A History of Survival


In this in-person lecture at the Meadows Museum, Ian Hancock (University of Texas, Austin) will provide an overview of the history, language, and culture of the Romani people and their lives in Spain since their first arrival in the fifteenth century.

  • Nov 2, 2023 – Feb 4, 2024
  • New York, NY

Picasso and the Spanish Classics


This focused exhibition at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library explores Pablo Picasso’s interpretation of and response to Spanish literature.

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Latest opportunities

  • Deadline: Jan 8, 2024
  • New York

Assistant or Associate Professor of Art History, 1400-1800 (Global)

32 days remaining

The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University seeks applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or recently tenured Associate Professor whose scholarship demonstrates a global perspective on the art of the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.

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Juanita Solano Roa

Theater of the Self. Photography, Race, and Progress: Fotografia Rodriguez and Benjamin de la Calle, Medellin (Colombia), 1891-1938

Adviser: Edward Sullivan
  • 2018
  • New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

Modern and Contemporary

#Photography#Race Studies

Francisco Chapparo

Victimhood in Goya. Rhetorics and Anti-Rhetorics on the Threshold of Photography

Advisers: Edward Sullivan and Jonathan Brown
  • 2019
  • New York University, Institute of Fine Arts

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

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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


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

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