After being on loan for a year, our painting of Christopher Columbus painted ca 1910 by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida has returned!!
The painting has been traveling with the Sorolla & American exhibition that was organized by the Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas. After going to the Meadows Museum, it went to the San Diego Museum of Art and then to Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid. No matter how hard I tried, I could not convince them to send me with the painting to Madrid. Shucks!!
After all that travel, the painting arrived home last week and we opened it with the help of our wonderful facilities staff (the crate was extremely heavy!). Now that it is back, we will return it to its home on the wall in our Age of Exploration exhibition where we currently have a reproduction hanging.