June 22, 2018 – September 16, 2018
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones Ave, 78209
Hours: Regular Museum Hours
Cost: $10-20 for Adults; Free for children 12 and under
Masterpieces of Spanish Painting From the Prado and Madrid’s Public Museums. This exhibition will tell the story of Spanish painting which, was influenced by European art and then created its own dynamic history, one that spurred a school of art making and globally influenced the development of the arts in its Colonial Empire. This survey of Spanish painting, stretching from the Renaissance through the 19th century, will contain approximately 40 works from public collections in Spain-none of which have been seen before in San Antonio and very few of which have been on view in the United States. The exhibition will include works by El Greco, Diego Velazquez. Jusepe de Ribera, and Francisco Goya among others.
Spain traces the continuity of specific Spanish pictorial traditions, including portraiture, landscape from the earliest hints of naturalism to the impressionist and expressionist movements of the late nineteenth century, dramatic devotional painting, and exacting still life.
Organized by Dr. Katherine Crawford Luber, the Kelso Director, and Dr. William Keyse
Rudolph, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Curator/Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art,
Spain will only be on view in San Antonio. Spain features works by iconic artists El Greco,
Diego Velázquez, Bartolome Estéban Murillo, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Goya y Lucientes,
Joaquín Sorolla, and Pablo Picasso. It also celebrates the artistic achievements of many other
Spanish masters, such as Juan de Flandes, Luis de Morales, Frederico Madrazo y Kuntz, Antonio
Esquivel, and Ignacio Zuloaga.
To offer an immersive experience to its visitors, the Museum has conceived the “Summer of Spain.” Throughout the run of the exhibition, the Museum will host lecture series, a film festival, and a weekly street-festival-inspired evening featuring flamenco lessons, poetry readings, music, and art-making. The exhibition has inspired other city organizations to participate in the “Summer of Spain,” including the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Southwest School of Art, Casa España, the Pearl retail and dining complex, and Visit San Antonio.
This exhibition is organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art and presented by Bank of America. It is generously funded by Carlos and Malú Alvarez, American Airlines, The Brown Foundation, and the Elizabeth Huth Coates Foundation of 1992.