CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica

Contemporary Transatlantic Dialogues


Robert S. Lubar and María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco (eds.)


190 pages; 64 color illustrations; digital edition


English; jointly published by the CSA and the Institute of Fine Arts (New York University); 2014



On April 1st and 2nd 2011, the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University hosted the symposium Contemporary Transatlantic Dialogues, organized by the Center for Spain in America. This volume gathers the dialogues and lectures presented at this event, which brought together art historians, art critics, artists, curators and museum professionals from Spain and the United States.

After four decades of dictatorship and during the transition to democracy that followed upon the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, Spain inaugurated a new phase in its political and cultural history. Sporadic and politically motivated contacts between Spanish and North American artists, critics and curators in the 1950s have progressed into an open exchange of ideas and collaborative projects in recent decades. This book focuses on key issues and experiences that have shaped the cultural dialogue between the two countries over the past 50 years.

Robert S. Lubar, a specialist in twentieth-century Spanish and French art, was awarded his PhD for a thesis on Joan Miró, to whom he has devoted many studies. He is associate professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and the author of Dalí: The Salvador Dalí Museum Collection (2000), among other publications.

María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco teaches Art History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. She received the special PhD award for her thesis Aportaciones
a la historia de los fondos del Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo (1987). She has curated exhibitions at the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía, Fundación Mapfre, and the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, and for SEACEX. She has edited Juan Gris. Correspondencia 
y escritos (2008) and is the author of Arte español en Nueva York / Spanish Art in New York (2004) and Buscadores de belleza. Historias de los grandes coleccionistas
 de arte (2007, with C. Mack), among other publications.