FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
We are honoured to welcome Margaret E. Connors McQuade, Deputy Director & Curator of Decorative Arts of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, who will delve into the rich collections of ceramics in this centenary New York institution. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: POTTERY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY – Margaret E. Connors McQuade
Time: Sunday, 25 April 2021, 18:00PM London, UK (BST) / 13:00 EST US
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
POTTERY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Margaret E. Connors McQuade
The Hispanic Society of America, today known as the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955). It was founded with the objective of establishing a free, public museum and reference library for the study of the art and culture of the Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. The collections of the Hispanic Society are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside of Spain, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America, into the 20th century. This lecture will focus on the extraordinary holdings of ceramics dating from the 3rd millennium BC through the early 20th century, including examples from Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Chile. Particular attention will be given to the history of the collection and how it has grown substantially since the death of the founder in 1955.
Image: Lusterware plate with coat of arms of Castilla y León (1430–70). Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt and luster. Acquired by Archer M. Huntington for the Hispanic Society, 1906 (E578)
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