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Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Curating Goya

Meadows Museum
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium
5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas

In the words of one recent author, Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is enjoying a "pop-culture moment." Two large-scale exhibitions devoted to him opened this fall at the Meadows Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and three more will open in Europe next year. With an oeuvre encompassing some 1,800 works, from commissioned portraits to dreamlike fantasies, Goya never ceases to intrigue and surprise viewers. At the same time, his vast and varied output presents particular challenges for its interpretation and display. In a public symposium, curators of recent and upcoming shows on Goya will discuss how different approaches to exhibiting Goya's work invite new paths for understanding his art.

Opening remarks will be made by Mark A. Roglán, the Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts; and Richard Brettell, Founding Director of the The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History and the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Meadows/Kress/Prado Fellow Alexandra Letvin will moderate. There will be a lunch break. Reception to follow.

This symposium is co-organized by the Meadows Museum and the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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UT Dallas offers graduate courses in Aesthetic Studies the focus being art history and museum practices, theories, methodologies as well as critical themes at play during specific periods and art historical movements.

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Spring 2014:

  • HUAS 7380: Arts Criticism since Diderot by Richard Brettell
  • ATEC 6348: Educational Games by Bonnie Pitman and Timothy Christopher