Lost Madrid: The Royal Palace of the Spanish Habsburgs

Please join us for the upcoming event of the 2014-15 Bettman Lecture Series, which is hosted by Columbia’s Department of Art History and Archaeology:

Professor Jesús Escobar

(Northwestern University)

“Lost Madrid: The Royal Palace of the Spanish Habsburgs”

6pm, Monday, November 24th

Bettman Lecture Hall (Room 612), Schermerhorn Hall

Columbia University

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 bookBaroque Madrid: Architecture, Space, and the Spanish Habsburgs.

The lecture is free of charge, and no reservation is necessary.  A reception will be held afterwards.  A map showing the location of Schermerhorn Hall can be found here.  We hope to see you at the lecture.

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