Nov 14

NYC: “Lost Madrid: The Royal Palace of the Spanish Habsburgs” (Columbia University)

As part of the 2014-2015 Bettman Lecture Series, Columbia’s Department of Art History and Archaeology invites you to attend “Lost Madrid: The Royal Palace of the Spanish Habsburgs,” a talk by Prof. Jesús Escobar (Northwestern University).

6:00pm, Monday, November 24th
612 Schermerhorn Hall
Columbia University

From the organizers:

Jesús Escobar is a professor of art history at Northwestern University, where he holds the Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Chair.  He specializes in the art, architecture, and urbanism of early modern Spain, Italy and the Ibero-American world.  His book The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid (2003; revised Spanish edition 2008) received the Eleanor Tufts Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies.  Most recently Professor Escobar has published on subjects ranging from religious architecture across the Spanish Empire to the political dimensions of a mid-seventeenth century map of Madrid.  He is currently at work on his upcoming book Baroque Madrid: Architecture, Space, and the Spanish Habsburgs.

Inaugurated in 2004, the Bettman Lectures are an annual program of monthly lectures in art history sponsored by Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology.  Endowed with a bequest from Linda Bettman, a former graduate student of the department, the lectures are named in her honor.  A reception will follow the lecture.

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A map showing the location of Schermerhorn Hall on Columbia’s campus can be found here

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