An Evening in Focus: Francisco de Goya, Printmaker

Saturday, April 20, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Come explore the first comprehensive display of Francisco de Goya’s four major print series on the West Coast as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition I Saw It: Francisco de Goya, Printmaker. Engage with Goya’s prints and other elements of our collection during this interactive evening filled with live music, artmaking, live model drawing, drop-in drawing and spotlight tours.

All ages are welcome. Free with Museum admission.

Museum Cafe: Refreshments available for purchase at the Museum Cafe. No outside food or drink permitted.

Parking: Limited complimentary parking is available at the Museum. Ridesharing and public transportation are encouraged. More info can be found here.

Live Model Sketching

Find artistic inspiration in this drop-in live sketching program with Flamenco dancer Beatriz Vasquez who strikes a pose in our theater.

For all ages

Spotlight Talks

Join a Museum educator to learn more about the print series featured in I Saw It: Francisco de Goya, Printmaker.

  • 4:30 p.m.: Caprichos: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, 1799

  • 5:00 p.m.: Desastres de la Guerra: What Courage!, 1814-20

  • 5:30 p.m.: Disparates: A Way of Flying, 1864

For adults

Fan Decorating

View some of the alluring depictions of fan-holding figures found in the Caprichos print series, then decorate one of your very own.

For all ages

Spanish Guitar Music

Listen as our galleries come to life with the musical talents of Stephen Dick who performs a selection of Flamenco guitar arrangements.

For all ages

Mask Making

Inspired by the fantastic creatures found in Goya’s prints, make your own animal mask.

For all ages

Coloring Pages

Some of Goya’s prints were posthumously colorized by printers who thought they would be more appealing to collectors. Create your own colorized reproduction of Goya’s prints using coloring sheets and a selection of colored pencils.

For children

Drop-in Drawing

Choose from an assortment of drawing materials and sketch in the galleries.

For all ages