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FORT WORTH, TX: June 21, 2018. American Airlines Cargo has delivered works by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya and Picasso to the upcoming San Antonio Museum of Art exhibition, ‘Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid’ that runs until September 16 this year.

GoyaThe exhibition is part of San Antonio’s tricentennial celebration of its founding in 1718 by Spanish Franciscan missionaries and includes more than 40 masterpieces from eight different collections, including the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

Many of the priceless cultural artifacts have never before been shown in the United States and required a partnership of American Airlines and freight forwarding specialists in four countries to ensure the paintings were delivered successfully.

“These works of art are incredibly important to the city of San Antonio as they celebrate their tricentennial,” said Sandy Scott, director of Europe and Asia Cargo Operations for American Airlines. “Of course, safely and securely transporting priceless Picasso and El Greco works across the globe is no easy task. While it was a huge undertaking, I’m proud that it was a success thanks to our teams’ dedication to protecting their cargo — no matter what it is — and ensuring a safe and timely delivery.”

Pictured: Manuel Godoy as Prince of the Peace painted in 1801 by Francisco de Goya, 1746-1828, from the Museo de la Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid. Manuel Godoy y Álvarez de Faria, known as the 'Prince of the Peace', was prime minister of Spain from 1792 to 1797 and from 1801 to 1808.

More information on the exhibition: https://www.samuseum.org/spain

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