Kathleen Morris, Clark Art Institute, Max Director of Collections and Exhibitions/Interim Senior Curator
Join Marx Director of Collections and Exhibitions/Interim Senior Curator Kathleen Morris for a look at the Clark Art Institute’s summer exhibition Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado.
The collecting and display of paintings of the nude have a fascinating and varied history in the Royal Spanish Collections—commissioned by some monarchs, sequestered in salas reservadas (hidden displays) by others. Now more than two centuries later, the nude continues to evoke powerful responses from censorship to celebrated acceptance.
Learn the histories of the magnificent paintings by Titian, Rubens, Guercino, and others, and hear the back story of how the exhibition came to be.
IMAGE: Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), Fortuna, 1636–38. Oil on canvas, 71 3/4 x 39 5/8 in.