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This event is sold out. Standby tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:30 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.Presented by Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in conjunction with the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado.
In 1838, King Louis Philippe of France inaugurated the Galerie Espagnole at the Louvre, placing on view his extraordinary collection of hundreds of Spanish paintings, which left an indelible impression in France. By the 1860s, the French taste for Spanish painting was perceptible at each Paris Salon. This talk examines the ways in which the masters of Spain’s Golden Age—El Greco, Murillo, Ribera, Velázquez, and Zurbarán—influenced 19th-century French artists including Courbet, Degas, Delacroix, Millet, Renoir, and, most notably, Manet.General admission to the MFAH is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell. This event is free, but tickets are required. Secure your seat by downloading tickets in advance! Tickets are available online by clicking the "get tickets" link above, by phone at 713.639.7771, or in person at any admissions desk. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org