Last chance to see these rare prints!!

Rare Prints Exhibition to End on April 17
It’s “last call” time to see the 37 Francisco de Goya prints on display at the Worcester Art Museum.  The exhibition of these rare prints in WAM’s permanent collection will end on April 17, and they will return to the vault.

The Museum possesses complete sets of his two major print series on bullfighting: The Tauromaquia (The Art of Bullfighting), which loosely documents the history of Spanish bullfighting, and his lithographic masterpiece, The Bulls of Bordeaux.

The bullfight remains a controversial symbol of Spanish national identity. Likewise, this exhibition showcases Goya’s complicated, sometimes ambivalent relationship to the sport.  At times presented as a noble and heroic display of humanity’s ability to conquer a primal, fierce enemy, Tauromaquia uses bullfighting as the cultural connection unifying Spain’s turbulent Iberian, Muslim, and Christian past.  In contrast, The Bulls of Bordeaux, presents a darker side of bullfighting in which the spectators and toreadors are unruly and at times dishonorable towards the captive bull.

Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Open until 8:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors and college students with ID; and free for Members and children younger than 17. Woo Card value is one point for WAM visits.  To learn more about the WOO Card, visit http://www.woocard.org.

Located on Salisbury St., in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Worcester Art Museum opened in 1898 and is one of America’s most respected art museums. The Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. For more information, visit our new website at http://www.worcesterart.org <http://www.worcesterart.org> .

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