Creating a large or ambitions exhibition requires diplomacy and a good pitch to convince owners and other museums to loan their priceless art works. Often, there are stories to tell about the discussions and negotiations behind the scenes that lead up to a big museum show.

This article tells just such a story of a special relationship between two curators that directly led to the current show of the Spanish master Goya in Boston.

Newport Art Museum is running a special trip on Thursday, November 13, from 11:30 AM until 08:30 PM, to see this show, including a tour with MFA staff. MUSE students should contact us the Coleman Center to purchase tickets.

From the Boston Globe

Special relationship brings Goya masterpieces to MFA

By Geoff Edgers | Globe Staff

October 5, 2014

MADRID – Just before lunch, on a sunny October day in 2012, a contingent from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts arrived at a downtown flat in the Spanish capital to meet ..