San Diego Museum Of Art Unveils Art And Empire: The Golden Age Of Spain

The San Diego Museum of Art unveils Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain on May 18th. Be among the first to see this historic exhibition of works by masters of the Golden Age, including paintings, bejeweled crowns, and beautifully crafted furniture made during a time of unparalleled artistic production.

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Featuring a diverse selection of more than 100 outstanding works produced by leading artists from Spain and its global territories. Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain is the first exhibition in the United States to expand the notion of the “Golden Age” to include the Hispanic world beyond the shores of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Featured Artists

Featured artists include Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán, Jusepe de Ribera, El Greco, Juan de Valdés Leal, Juan Sánchez Cotán, and many more.

This exhibition also marks the first time since the 1935 exhibition for the California Pacific International Exposition that all five of the Spanish masters represented on the Museum’s building façade—Velázquez, Murillo, Zurbarán, Ribera and El Greco—will be shown together at the Museum

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Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain is organized into five sections and represent more than 10 countries, including Belgium, Italy, Mexico, Peru and the Philippines.

  • The Courtly Image: Portraiture in the Hispanic World
  • The Birth of Naturalism
  • Art in the Service of Faith
  • Splendors of Daily Life
  • Global Materials and Trade

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An Art Show and more…

There will also be a wide variety of public programming to complement the show, including a symposium featuring notable scholars from around the world, a lecture by Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery, London, as well as a film series, textile and cochineal dye workshops, performances by the San Diego Ballet, a Spanish jazz band, traditional Flamenco performances, community and outreach programs, and much more.

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See you there!

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