About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 May 2019 from 10:45am to 3:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

Dr Xavier Bray is an art historian specialising in Spanish art and sculpture and is currently the Director of the Wallace Collection, London. Formerly Chief Curator of Dulwich Picture Gallery and Assistant Curator of 17th and 18th-century European paintings at the National Gallery, London, he has curated several exhibitions, including:

  • The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Sculpture and Painting 1600-1700 (2009)
  • Goya: The Portraits (2015).

He completed his PhD in 1999 on Royal Religious Commissions as Political Propaganda in Spain under Charles III at Trinity College, Dublin. He is now working on Jusepe de Ribera and his images of extreme violence, the first exhibition on the artist in the U.K, which will take place at Dulwich Picture Gallery in autumn 2018.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
The Wallace Collection – past, present and future

Dr Xavier Bray, Director, The Wallace Collection

Close of meeting followed by lunch

For those who have pre-booked


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom