The Glory of Spain: A Treasure Trove That Tells a Story

Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1911, by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Oil on canvas. (Hispanic Society of America)
Houston’s MFA and New York’s Hispanic Society offer Velázquez honchos, Goya’s hot-tamale Duchess, and Sorolla en la playa.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O ne of the most inspiring, instructive, and beautiful exhibitions in the country now is The Glory of Spain: Treasures of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, which I saw at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts before the conceited axis of big government, airhead media, and lemming academics quarantined the world to fight a virus that, if and until there’s a vaccine, isn’t going away. It took the Spanish Empire centuries to dissipate vast wealth we wasted willy-nilly in a few weeks. In times like these, great art from the past gives perspective and teaches resilience.

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