Virtual Symposium: Juan Gris’s Cubist Legacy

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Presented in partnership with the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain 

Learn more about the life and work of artist Juan Gris in this four-part virtual symposium featuring an international panel of scholars.  




Keynote Talk:
"A Certain Professional Secret”: Juan Gris’s Studio Practice 

Dr. Nicole R. Myers, Interim Chief Curator and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art, Dallas Museum of Art 
This keynote lecture unlocks Gris’s elusive studio practice, presenting the artist as a beguiling virtuoso who concealed his professional secrets even as he revealed them across the surfaces of his paintings. 

Esta charla estará subtitulada en español. 

Juan Gris y el cubismo 

Paloma Alarcó, Chief Curator of Modern Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain  

Esta charla contextualiza la obra de Juan Gris dentro del movimiento cubista lanzado por Pablo Picasso y Georges Braque. 

This talk will be subtitled in English.

The Early Reception of Juan Gris in America  

Katherine Rothkopf, The Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Director of the Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies, and Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, The Baltimore Museum of Art 

Learn more about Juan Gris’s reception in America, including the key figures who championed and collected his work.  

Esta charla estará subtitulada en español. 

Juan Gris y María Blanchard: Una emancipación cubista 

Eugenio Carmona, Professor of Art History, Málaga University, Spain 

Esta charla explora la estrecha amistad y relación de trabajo entre Juan Gris y la pintora española María Blanchard, ambos con un papel destacado en el movimiento cubista. 

This talk will be subtitled in English.




Image: Juan Gris, The Painter’s Window, 1925, oil on canvas, Baltimore Museum of Art: Bequest of Saidie A. May. Photography by Mitro Hood