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SOLD OUT - MFA Guided Tour: Goya - Order and Disorder
The Museum of Fine Arts presents a landmark exhibition dedicated to Spanish master Francisco Goya

Reserve your spot today for a private guided tour of the Goya: Order and Disorder exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. This event is open to all Princeton alumni, spouses, guests, and parents of students.  Tickets are $30 for PANE members and $35 for non-members. Price includes admission to the museum and guided tour. Limited to 30 people. 

Tickets for PANE Members: Purchase here

Tickets for non-members: Purchase here

When: Thursday, November 6th at 6:15 pm

We will meet at the State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance. The Fenway Entrance is located on The Fenway on the Museum’s North side.

Please plan to arrive by 6:15 pm as the tour will begin promptly at 6:30.  Our private guided tour will last about an hour.  The museum stays open until 9:45. 

Please note if you are interested in gathering for dinner afterwards at the museum.

For more information contact Donna Armentano at donnaarmentano@comcast.net 

From the museum website:

This fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) presents Goya: Order and Disorder, the largest retrospective of Francisco Goya (1746–1828) to take place in America in 25 years.

The exhibition features more than 160 paintings, prints and drawings, offering the rare opportunity to examine Goya’s powers of observation and invention across the full range of his work. The MFA welcomes many loans from Spain and throughout Europe, including 21 works from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, as well as key pieces from Fundación Lázaro Galdiano and Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, along with loans from the Musée du Louvre, the Galleria degli Uffizi and private collections.

Goya: Order and Disorder includes some 60 works from the MFA’s collection of Goya’s works on paper, one of the most important in the world.

As 18th-century culture gave way to the modern world, little escaped Goya’s penetrating gaze. Working with equal prowess in painting, drawing and printmaking, he was the portraitist of choice for the royal family as well as aristocrats, statesmen and intellectuals —counting many as acquaintances or friends. Living in a time of revolution and radical social and political transformations, Goya witnessed drastic shifts between “order” and “disorder,” from relative prosperity to wartime chaos, famine, crime and retribution. Among the works he created —some 1,800 oil paintings, frescoes, miniatures, etchings, lithographs and drawings— many are not easy to look at, or even to understand. With a keen sensitivity to human nature, Goya could portray the childhood innocence of Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (about 1788, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) —his most famous portrait of a child— or the deviance of the Witches' Sabbath (1797–98, Fundación Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid).

The full arc of Goya’s creativity is on display in the exhibition, from the elegant full-length portraits of Spanish aristocrats that first brought the artist fame, to caustic drawings of beggars and grotesque witches, to his series of satirical etchings targeting ignorance and superstition, known as the Caprichos. Rather than a chronological arrangement, exhibition curators Stephanie Loeb Stepanek, Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Frederick Ilchman, Chair, Art of Europe and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, grouped the works in Goya: Order and Disorder, and its accompanying publication, into eight categories highlighting the significant themes that captured Goya’s attention and imagination. From tranquil to precarious, Goya’s art made the diversity of life, and the conflicting emotions of the human mind, comprehensible to the viewer —and to himself.


Event Information
Thursday, Nov 6 2014 at 6:15pm - 7:30pm [ iCal ]
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Look Who's Coming:
Guest of David Wirth
Guest of John Paul Garber
Guest of Ruth Solomon
Nora Tracy Phillips
David Abromowitz
Donna Armentano
Douglas Bailey
Brad Barber
jaleh barrett
Gary Farner
Melissa Galvez
John Paul Garber
Dinos Gonatas
yumiko honda
Blair Hurley
Kamil Khan
John Koger
Mariyam Mirza
Marjorie Offield
robert posner
Joan Ruttenberg
Harvard Law School
Ruth Solomon
Leslie Taylor
Abigail Williams
David Wirth
Natalie Wright
... a total of 29 guests.

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