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Speaker: Dr. Helga K. Aurisch, curator of European art, MFAH. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado. Bejeweled, encrusted with pearls, and encased in corsets and crinolines, the ladies of the Spanish court were literally personifications of Spain’s riches and her dominance over vast parts of the globe. Since the vicissitudes of power are reflected even in something as ephemeral as fashion, Dr. Helga K. Aurisch talks about how the magnificent portraits in the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado can serve as guides to understanding Spain’s changing role over the centuries.A reception to meet the speaker follows each lecture.
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$8 non-members + museum admission
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