smART talks: November 2019

  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Stanley Visual Classroom, third floor Iowa Memorial Union
125 N. Madison St., Iowa City

Join us for a conversation filled with art, discovery, and community!

Dr. Luis Martín-Estudillo will discuss The Disasters of War exhibition and his current book project about Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. Goya produced the Disasters series between 1810 and 1814 in response to Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Spain during the Peninsular War (1807–1814). The prints call the viewer to bear witness to the horrors of war. The series was so controversial that it was not printed until 1863, nearly forty years after Goya’s death.

Dr. Martín-Estudillo is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, specializing in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and culture. He has also published broadly on early modern topics and visual culture. His current projects include a monograph on Francisco de Goya's treatment of reading.

Stanley smART talks present faculty of the University of Iowa and members of the community whose work relates to current events. Speakers share their work and its connection to the Stanley Museum of Art’s permanent collection. We invite the audience to take a break from your day and spend 15–20 minutes participating in the discussion and sharing your experiences.

smART talks are for anyone who enjoys engaging with the community and discovering new connections between the museum’s collection and events beyond its walls. We invite the campus community—including courses and student groups—and the surrounding area to join our discussion.

Cost: FREE and open to all


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.