Paint a Goya Masterpiece at Copley Square This Weekend

Santander is hosting a community paint-by-numbers mural project to celebrate 'Goya: Order and Disorder' at the MFA.

Another fun community art project is coming to Copley Square this weekend.

To celebrate the recent opening of “Goya: Order and Disorder” at the MFA, lead sponsor Santander Bank is hosting a paint-by-numbers style activity. Passersby can stop and help add color to a numbered canvas that, once completed, will look like Francisco Goya’s famous painting, “The Parasol.”

The 8-by-12-foot “Paint-by-Goya” mural will be on display at Copley Square all weekend, the base of which was created by Somerville artist James Weinberg.

“We designed the mural project to draw attention to the arts and give the public the experience of viewing and painting one of Goya’s masterpieces,” said Peter R. Greiff, head of communications and corporate affairs at Santander in a press release. “This project brings the community together to create and appreciate art and is one of the many ways in which we show our commitment to Boston and New England.”

The real painting by Goya is currently on view at the MFA, in a comprehensive retrospective that will be on view until January 2015.


Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Copley Square, Boston.

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‘THE PARASOL’ by FRANCISCO GOYA. / Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid