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Francisco de Goya: On Your Screen and in the MFAH Galleries July 14, 2020

Armchair Travel | Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

Francisco de Goya, Self-Portrait in the Studio, c. 1790–95, oil on canvas, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes), The Duchess of Alba, 1797, oil on canvas, the Hispanic Society of America.

As you embark on a virtual trip to top museums and famed locations around the world through the summer film series Armchair Travel: “Exhibition on Screen” be sure your itinerary includes a stop to see Francisco de Goya in Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood.

In London, the landmark 2015 exhibition Goya: The Portraits at the National Gallery explored the Spanish artist’s genius and took a close-up look at his life. The film Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood delves into Goya’s life and art through extensive location footage of that exhibition, a trove of personal letters, and Goya masterworks from art collections across the world. Watch the movie now through September, and don’t forget to use the special MFAH discount code: MFAHSUMMER678.

During the film, keep in mind that Goya’s legendary portrait The Duchess of Alba is among nearly 20 of the artist’s works featured in the exhibition Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, on view at the MFAH until January 10. You can also explore Goya’s etchings, drawings, and more in the MFAH art collections.

See the Film
Browse the MFAH Collections
Plan Your Visit to Glory of Spain


Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.