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Alonso Sánchez Coello, ​The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia (1566–1633) and Magdalena Ruiz​, c. 1585–88, oil on canvas, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado

Pre-Opening Lecture “Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado”

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

This event is sold out. Standby tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture at the Brown Auditorium Theater box office. Please note that standby access is not guaranteed; guests in the standby line will be accommodated only if seating is available.

Speaker: Gabriele Finaldi, deputy director of conservation and research, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid; and former curator, National Gallery, London

A brief history of Madrid's famous Museo Nacional del Prado, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado, opening at the MFAH Sunday, December 16.

General admission to the MFAH is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell. This lecture is free, but tickets are required. Secure your seat by downloading tickets in advance! Tickets are available online (printer required to print out ticket); by phone at 713.639.7771; or at any admissions desk at the MFAH.