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Gil de Siloé’s Saint James: The Making of a Facsimile

Monday, March 22, 2010

6:00 PM

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute
684 Park Avenue (68th St.), New York, NY


Facsimile reproduction of Saint James
Facsimile reproduction of Saint James statue, Cartuja de Santa Maria de Miraflores

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute and World Monuments Fund invite you to a lecture by Ronald Street, Supervisor of 3-Dimensional Imaging, Prototypes and Molding Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mr. Street has been with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, since 1980 as Supervisor of the 3-Dimensional Imaging, Prototypes and Molding Studio. A trained sculptor and glass artist, Mr. Street has worked in art foundries in the eastern United States, taught studio glass-blowing arts in Australia, studied traditional crafts in Iran, and worked in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg before joining the Met.

His current projects include monumental “one of a kind” facsimiles for cultural exchange on behalf of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as commissions from the World Monuments Fund; the Kimbell Museum in collaboration with the archaeological site of El Peru-Waka, Guatemala; the Harvard Art Museums; and Conseil Général of France.

Please R.S.V.P. to Connie Vergara at 212-628-0420 or cvergara@queensofiasi.org