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Museum of Fine Arts - Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado

A world-renowned collection never before seen in the U.S.


The Yale Club of Houston and Alum Manolo Sánchez, BBVA Compass President and CEO, cordially invite you to an exclusive viewing of the exhibition:

Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado 

A world-renowned collection never before seen in the U.S.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. – Private Viewing including Introduction to Exhibition

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 

The Audrey Jones Beck Building 

5601 Main Street

Business or Cocktail Attire 

 

At 7pm, Mrs. Deborah Roldan, Head Curator, Assistant Director of Exhibitions at MFAH, will provide an overview of the exhibition. Below is some background information from the MFAH's website.

We are grateful to Manolo Sánchez for helping to make this event possible for the Yale Club of Houston. Please RSVP and purchase tickets soon by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Members and guests: $30/person

Non-members and guests: $40/person

Young alums and guests: $20/person 


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The MFAH presents more than 100 masterworks from one of the world’s most renowned collections of European painting. Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado comes to Houston on exclusive U.S. loan as part of a new initiative by the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid to broaden access to its holdings.

The exhibition tells the story of the evolution of painting in Spain from the 16th through 19th centuries and explores how artists reflected the sweeping changes in society, culture, politics, and religion that contributed to the development of a modern Spanish identity. Masterpieces by the leading painters of the day from each of the four centuries are included, with works by Francisco de Goya, El Greco, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Diego Velázquez. Artists who worked for the royal court and directly influenced the development of painting in Spain are also well represented, with superb paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, and Titian. Portrait of Spain opens at the MFAH following the premiere at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia, the first stop on this two-venue tour.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, available through The MFAH Shop. 


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