Redrawing Childhood in Spain: From Sorolla to the Spanish Avant-Garde

  • September 27, 2023
  • Online


This virtual lecture by Anna Kathryn Kendrick offers a history of childhood in Spanish culture from the late nineteenth century to the eve of the Spanish Civil War.

This lecture by Anna Kathryn Kendrick, clinical associate professor of literature and director of global awards, NYU Shanghai, is part of the Meadows Museum’s Further Afield lecture series.

During this period, children were celebrated by poets and artists alike for the radiance of their creative production and their all-embracing perspective on the world. For an avant-garde seeking cultural renovation, children’s development of language and of vision provided a model for artistic imagination and creativity. Surveying the impact of artists and authors including Joaquín Sorolla, Carmen Conde, Federico García Lorca, Jorge Guillén, and Ángel Ferrant, Dr. Kendrick will discuss the connection between the development of new pedagogical approaches in the early twentieth century and the aesthetics of the Spanish Silver Age.

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$5; free for Meadows Museum members.