MIIS Lecture “Institutional (Art) History at Monterey: The ‘Spanish Lady’ Painting and the Fight against Communism” on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

MIIS Art Lecture

Peter Broucke, Director of Art at Middlebury College, will present a lecture on Institutional (Art) History at Monterey: The “Spanish Lady” Painting and the Fight against Communism. Discussing the work by Ignacio Zuloago (1870-1945) referred to as “the Spanish Lady” that resides in the Lara Soto Adobe.

Broucke will discuss how Zuloaga’s nationalistic politics aligned with his art and the path that brought the painting from pre-WWII Spain to Monterey, California, by way Claude Kinnoull, a British countess, who played a key role in the founding of the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, now the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, at the height of the Cold War. Reception will follow lecture.

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