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In the Galleries or at Home: Tune in to the “Glory of Spain” Audio Guide September 21, 2020

By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tags: virtual, audio, glory-of-spain, exhibitions

Sorolla - Louis Comfort Tiffany

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1911, oil on canvas, the Hispanic Society of America.

The monumental exhibition Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library spans more than 4,000 years of Hispanic art and culture, through some 200 objects. Whether you visit in person or explore virtually, enhance your experience with the audio guide. Discover the social and historical contexts of these extraordinary works of art with commentaries from a range of curators and scholars, including a foreword by MFAH director Gary Tinterow.

Audio Guide Offers Extra Insights
From paintings and sculptures to porcelains, jewelry, textiles, and more, Glory of Spain highlights the art of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines, spanning antiquity to the early 20th century. The collection of the New York–based Hispanic Society Museum & Library is unparalleled outside of Spain. The audio guide delves deeper into selected works of art by Francisco de Goya, El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, and many other artists.

Spotlight on Louis Comfort Tiffany by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida
“Sorolla is known as the great Spanish Impressionist. The Impressionist style seeks to capture the image of the moment, the changing atmosphere, weather, sunshine. Sorolla has a wonderful knack of capturing the very intense sunlight of Spain.” —Helga Aurisch, curator, European art

► Go to audio.mfah.org for more.
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► Visiting in person? Plan ahead! “Glory of Spain” is on view through January 3. Advance timed tickets are recommended.


This exhibition is organized by the Hispanic Society of America, New York.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Lead Corporate Sponsor:

Generous funding provided by:

Goya Foods
Robert Lehman Foundation
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation