Arts/Life
8:32 am
Sat December 14, 2013

Goya Sketches Make One U.S. Stop: Santa Fe

A collection of drawings by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya is part of an international exhibition that's making only one stop in the U.S. That stop is in New Mexico.

"Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain" opens Saturday at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.

Museum officials say the exhibition is helping to rewrite the book on Spanish art since it was long assumed that Spanish artists didn't draw much and produced little in terms of prints.

The curator of the British Museum, Mark McDonald, has gathered more than 130 sketches and prints from Goya and other artists that provide insight into four centuries of Spain's culture and history.

Many of the works have never been on display.

The exhibition runs through March 9.

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