The Latino Institute is working in partnership with the Museum Professions Department to bring Dr. Edward Sullivan to speak at Seton Hall University. Dr. Sullivan is an internationally awarded scholar at NYU. Not only has he written over twenty five books and exhibition catalogues, he has also curated for art institutions throughout Spain and Latin America.
Dr. Sullivan is especially interested in the art of the Caribbean. As an expert in renowned Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller y Cestero, he will discuss Oller's paintings and their influences on impressionism. Francisco Oller was the only Latin American artist to have an impact on the development of the impressionist movement. Though he came from humble beginnings, Oller later founded an art school for young women and rose to become the official Royal Spanish Court painter. Oller's paintings can be found in museums worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris.
The event takes place on Wednesday, October 7, at 6 p.m. in the Walsh Library, Beck Rooms A and B.