Hispanic Encounters: The Impact of Spain and Its Empire on American Painters of the Gilded Age With Page Knox

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Registration for this event will close on April 20, 2023 @ 7:00pm.
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Join art historian and lecturer, Page Knox, as she explores the impact of the Hispanic World on American painters during the 19th century.

Inspired by the major exhibition, Sargent and Spain, recently on view at the National Gallery and opening in February at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, Page Knox will consider the influence of Hispanic culture on late 19th century American artists. While many visited Spain and absorbed its rich culture, most notably John Singer Sargent along with Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri, J.M. Whistler was inspired by a trip to Chile, and Winslow Homer created some notable watercolors and oil paintings drawn from his experiences in Cuba. The lecture will speak to a wide variety of these Hispanic encounters and also consider the founding in 1904 by Archer Huntington of the Hispanic Society, which is expected to re-open its iconic Sorolla mural cycle, "Vision of Spain", in 2023.

About the Presenter

Page Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2012. She works contractually in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met.


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