Historic Spanish painter featured at The Reach

The Reach Gallery and Museum presents a new exhibition this January, highlighting Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya y Lucientes.

Francisco Goya y Lucientes’ work The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

Francisco Goya y Lucientes’ work The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

The Reach Gallery and Museum presents a new exhibition this January, highlighting Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya y Lucientes.

It is a landmark for The Reach, as this is the art museum’s first exhibit from the National Gallery of Canada.

One of the most important artists of the 19th century, Goya makes critical social commentary with collections Los Caprichos and The Disasters of War. The first series presents Goya’s idea of declining rationality within society, while the second collection delves into the brutality and atrocities that Goya thought mankind inflicted upon itself.

The showcase will run from Jan. 26 to March 25 at the museum located at 32388 Veterans Way.

An event entitled “Goya: Conversations of War and Peace,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 12-4:30 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium at 32315 South Fraser Way.

For more information call 604-864-8087 or visit, www.thereach.ca.