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"Burial of the Count of Orgaz" by El Greco, Toledo Santo Tome, 1586-1588

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(Feb. 15, 2011)--The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will present the first Art History Symposium with the theme "Spain in Transition: Medieval to Early Modern." Free and open to the public, the symposium and related presentations will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 17-18 in the UTSA Art Gallery in the Arts Building on the Main Campus.

There will be presentations by three members of the UTSA art history faculty as well as architectural historians from the UTSA College of Architecture, visiting scholars from SMU and UCLA, graduates of the UTSA art history M.A. program and current graduate students.

In a related event, there will be a book presentation and discussion of "Neo­Mexicanism: Mexican Figurative Painting and Patronage in the 1980s" by Teresa Eckmann at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17 at University Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) San Antonio. The discussion will be led by Charlene Villasenor Black.

For more information, contact Laura Crist at 210-458-4391 or visit the UTSA Department of Art and Art History website.

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Directions: The UTSA Art Gallery is in the Arts Building on the UTSA Main Campus. From Interstate 10, take exit 557 to UTSA Boulevard (going west). At the first traffic light, turn right onto Valero Way. Turn left onto East Campus Drive and then make an immediate right into parking lot 13. Shuttle buses will travel directly to the Arts Building.

 

 

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