Here are some new mix-and-match ideas to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Just dive into our recommendations!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dear friends, 

Here are some mix-and-match ideas to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Just dive into our recommendations!

 
 
 

"Around Nature": First Panel Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow for the first virtual panel of Around Nature, our series of panel discussions exploring the socio-botanical consequences of the Magellan-Elcano expedition.

 
 
  
 
 
 

The Value of Nature

500 years ago nutmeg and clove changed our view of the world forever. In modern history wheat, rice, corn or sugar have led to similar if not bigger changes, and today minerals, real estate, gas and oil are what define the value of nature rather than food and spices. This first panel discussion of Around Nature will focus on the ECO-nomic reasons and consequences of the first circumnavigation around the world. 

 
 
   
 

“Un café con…”: Upcoming Guests

 
 
 
 
 
 

“Willy” Hernangómez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Please note that this event has changed dates:

On Friday, May 15 at 11:30 am EST. In Spanish. Free. Register

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ivana Baquero is a L.A.-based Spanish actress who got her big break in 2006 when Guillermo Del Toro cast her as the lead in his critically-acclaimed fantasy thriller Pan’s Labyrinth.

On Tuesday, May 19 at 12:30 pm EST. In Spanish. Free. Register

 
 

Un café con…

Un café con… is a new series of virtual talks with Ambassador of Spain, Santiago Cabanas, and Spanish influencers living in the U.S. During 30 minutes you will have the opportunity to get to know these special guests better. Please note that the live talks will be conducted in Spanish, but will be uploaded in our website afterwards with English subtitles.

You can now watch the first recorded interview with English subtitles of Un café con... with Dr. Valentín Fuster, Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Medical Hospital in NYC and General Director of the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) in Madrid, Spain. 

 
   
 

MuseumAtHome: Spanish Top 10 artworks at the MET Museum

Previously, on the #MuseumAtHome Spanish Edition: Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza, Reina Sofía, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. 360º tours, virtual exhibitions, online libraries, digital archives, interactive resources... We discovered how to visit these Spanish museums virtually without waiting in line.

Now, it's time to travel the other way round. Honoring The Met's 150 anniversary, here you have a top 10 Spanish artworks that you can find in its collection and visit at home

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Aidez l'Espagne (Help Spain)”, J. Miró, 1937

This iconic image of a Catalan farmer with a raised fist protesting Facism shows Miró’s involvement at the time of the Spanish Civil War. The original text reads: “In this present battle I see on the fascist side just the outdated forces, and on the other side, the people whose immense creative resources which will give Spain a power which will astonish the whole world.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sant Miquel de Cuixá Cloister, ca. 1130–40 

The Benedictine monastery of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, located in the northeast Pyrenees, was founded in 878. The cloister was built during the 12th century and part of it was brought to the U.S by George Grey Barnard in 1906. The beauty of the native pink marble used at Cuxa harmonizes the cloister's varied capital sculptures, carved during different periods in its construction. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“The Vision of Saint John“, ca. 1608–14, Domenikos Theotokopoulos "El Greco" 

The painting is a fragment from a large altarpiece commissioned for the church of the hospital of Saint John the Baptist in Toledo. It depicts a passage in the Bible, Revelation (6:9-11) describing the opening of the Fifth Seal at the end of time. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Gertrude Stein", 1905–6, Pablo Picasso 

The famous writer Gertrude Stein was among the first Americans to respond enthusiastically to European avant-garde art. For Picasso, Stein’s early patronage and friendship was critical to his success. He painted this portrait of her at the end of his so-called "Rose Period” as a reflection of his recent encounter with Iberian sculpture.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Giant Seated in a Landscape”, 1818, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

A giant seated in a landscape turns his head as if he has been disturbed from thought... It is not known exactly when Goya made this print but it has been dated from around 1800 or ‘by 1818'. There is a close relationship between the print and the famous painting of the Colossus in the Museo del Prado. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Juan de Pareja", 1650, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez

Months after depicting his sitter in such a proud and confident way, Velázquez signed a contract of manumission that would liberate him from bondage in 1654. From that point forward, Juan de Pareja worked as an independent painter in Madrid.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"San Baudelio de Berlanga wall paintings (Camel)",  first half of the 12th century

A hermitage was constructed in the first half of the 11th century at San Baudelio de Berlanga, which was situated along part of the frontier between Madrid and Zaragoza, the Islamic and Christian lands. The church interior was transformed a century later, after the hermitage at Berlanga came under the control of an agent of Alfonso I, king of Aragon and Navarre, in 1129. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Pyxis", ca. 950–75 

This exquisitely carved cylindrical box is believed to be one of the most accomplished works of a master from the palace of the Umayyad caliph ‘Abd al-Rahman III (r. 912–61), who ruled most of the Iberian peninsula. Islamic pyxides, known as ushnan in Arabic, were exclusively secular and were used to store jewelry and cosmetics.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Doña Catalana", 1972, Josep Grau-Garriga

The end of World War II marked the beginning of a new era for the arts in Europe and the United States. The Spanish artist Josep Grau-Garriga was inspired by traditional tapestries, especially medieval tapestries seen in his native Catalonian churches and those of the French master Jean Lurçat (1892-1966). 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Madonna", 1958, Salvador Dalí

Dalí's penchant for optical illusion and veiled iconography are evident here. As seen from a distance, Raphael's Sistine Madonna is situated within a gargantuan ear-a reference to the Passion of Christ. From close range, it is an abstract work composed of countless particle-like gray and pink dots, reflecting the artist's interest in nuclear physics.

 
 
 
 

Which ones would you include in your Top 10 at the MET? Visit MET’s timeline of Spanish Art History and tell us your favorites!

 
 
   
 
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