Contact: Victoria Winkelman
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785

BACKGROUNDER: MARK A. ROGLÁN, Ph.D.

Mark A. Roglán, Ph.D., began a one-year appointment in fall 2001 as visiting lecturer, interim curator of the Meadows Museum and adjunct assistant professor of art history at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Roglán’s curatorial duties include planning, working with the museum director and guest curators on special events, and researching and writing a comprehensive catalogue of the museum’s collection. As a lecturer, Dr. Roglán presents public gallery talks, members’ programs and lectures to visiting academic groups.

Before coming to the Meadows Museum, Dr. Roglán worked as a research associate at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain. He was also a curatorial fellow at the Prado from January 1999 to March 2001, where he collaborated on numerous exhibitions of 19th-century art, wrote for diverse exhibition catalogues and helped to prepare a raisonné catalogue of the Prado's entire collection of 19th-century paintings and sculptures -- more than 4,100 works in all. He also served as a researcher with the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid and coordinated a project on the works of the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla for the Foundation for the Preservation of the History of Hispanic Art in Spain.

In the summer of 1998, Dr. Roglán served as a drawings department assistant with the Fogg Museum at Harvard University. During the previous academic year, he studied at Tufts Univeristy through a Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Scholarship and was also appointed an instructor of Spanish. Among other fellowships and honors, Dr. Roglán was awarded an Erasmus European Union Scholarship for a year-long study at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and a Fundación Argentaria Fellowship for the study of 16th-century art at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Dr. Roglán received two masters degrees in world history and art history and a doctorate in 19th and 20th-century art from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His dissertation, 19th-Century Spanish Paintings in Public Collections in the United States, featured a number of works at the Meadows Museum.


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