Spanish Art Collections
1 The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the architecture of Frank Gehry
Our lecture begins with an introduction to the Guggenheim foundation and how it came about, and the very particular circumstances that led to the commission. It examines the career of Frank Gehry using illustrations from his work. The lecture ends with an introduction to the collection of paintings, sculptures and installations contained within the museum.
2 The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
This is one of the most important private collections of art in Europe. Originally housed in the family’s private villa in Switzerland it is now displayed in one of Madrid’s most elegant buildings
3 The Museo del Prado
The Museo Nacional del Prado was first opened in 1819 with the dual aim of displaying the sumptuous Royal Collection to the public and demonstrating to the world the pre-eminence of Spanish painting.
For more information please contact Pamela Taylor
4 William Emes Gardens, Northwick Park, Blockley GL56 9RL
01386 701956 email@example.com
Siân lectures both at the National Gallery and The Wallace Collection and has taught at Surrey University, specialising in 15th and 16th century Italian painting, Spanish art & architecture, and the relationship between dance and art.