The Miró Chair, a joint initiative between the Joan Miró Foundation and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (The Open University of Catalonia), is dedicated to the study and diffusion of the work of Joan Miró.
It comprises two main activities:
· Joan Miró International Research Group
· Postgraduate course Miró Studies Joan Miró Foundation - UOC
International Research Group
The Joan Miró International Research Group will open new lines of study on the work of Miró and the world around him. It is formed by internationally recognised Miró academicians, with the support of New York University (NYU), through their research support programme, the NYU Global Initiative.
The International Research Group will be articulated on two levels with different degrees of participation:
The scientific director, Robert Lubar , and the Executive Committee will evaluate which studies on Miró need to be developed and prioritised;
The Scientific Committee, formed by specialist teams from the Research Group and external members, will work on the agreed contents. The subjects selected and developed by the Group will be published or explored in seminars and exhibitions at the Joan Miró Foundation.
The course will be run by established Miró academicians, who are members of the Research Group, and will be structured in six high-level subjects specifically created for the course. The desire to promote the study of Miró at an international level has led the Fundació and the UOC to programme these studies online.
The official language for this course is English, although students can also present their work in Spanish.
Organisation of the International Research Group
Robert Lubar (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
Pepa Balsach (Art History Department, Universitat de Girona)
Fèlix Fanés (Professor of Art History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Christopher Green (Emeritus Professor of Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Rémi Labrusse (Professor of Contemporary Art History, Université de Paris Ouest)
Rosa Maria Malet (Director, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona)
Jordana Mendelson (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, New York University)
Joan M. Minguet (Professor of Contemporary Art History and History of the Cinema, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Teresa Montaner (Chief Curator, Joan Miró Foundation Barcelona)
Joan Punyet Miró (Art historian, Successió Miró)
Miriam Basilio (Department of Art History, New York University)
Agnès de la Beaumelle (Curator, Centre Pompidou, Paris)
Jim Coddington (Head of Painting Conservation, Museum of Modern Art, New York)
William Jeffett (Chief Curator, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida)
Juanjo Lahuerta (Chief Curator, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)
Carolyn Lanchner (Senior Curator [retired], Museum of Modern Art, New York)
David Lomas (Professor of Art History, University of Manchester)
Adele Nelson (Professor of Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsilvania)
Charles Palermo (Associate Professor of Art and Art History, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia)
Javier Pérez Segura (Professor of Art History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Anne Umland (Senior Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York)