Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Washington Heights, Manhattan

Credit: Alfonso Lozano

The Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) with the object of establishing a free, public museum and reference library for the study of the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. The collections of the Hispanic Society are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside of Spain, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America, into the 20th century. With more than 900 paintings and 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing, including masterworks by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla. Similarly, the collection of sculpture contains outstanding pieces from the first millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. Magnificent examples of ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, ironwork, and jewelry abound among the more than 6,000 objects in the Society’s varied collections of decorative arts. See three current exhibitions: “Anatomy of a Fresco: Drawings of José Clemente Orozco from the Wornick Collection,” “Joaquín Sorolla’s Vision of Spain,” and “Collection without Borders: Highlights from the Permanent Collection,” as well as outdoor installations by Marta Chilindron and Jesús Rafael Soto. On Saturday, October 21, from 3pm to 6pm, celebrate Día de los Muertos with live music, art-making with local teaching artists, and the creation of a Day of the Dead altar on the plaza with Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders. On Sunday October 22, from 12pm to 5pm, teaching artist Aurelio del Muro will lead an interactive community mural painting workshop. Meet at the Hispanic Society’s East Gallery Broadway Terrace.

The Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) with the object of establishing a free, public museum and reference library for the study of the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. The collections of the Hispanic Society are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside of Spain, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America, into the 20th century.

With more than 900 paintings and 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing, including masterworks by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla. Similarly, the collection of sculpture contains outstanding pieces from the first millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. Magnificent examples of ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, ironwork, and jewelry abound among the more than 6,000 objects in the Society’s varied collections of decorative arts. See three current exhibitions: “Anatomy of a Fresco: Drawings of José Clemente Orozco from the Wornick Collection,” “Joaquín Sorolla’s Vision of Spain,” and “Collection without Borders: Highlights from the Permanent Collection,” as well as outdoor installations by Marta Chilindron and Jesús Rafael Soto.

On Saturday, October 21, from 3pm to 6pm, celebrate Día de los Muertos with live music, art-making with local teaching artists, and the creation of a Day of the Dead altar on the plaza with Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders. On Sunday October 22, from 12pm to 5pm, teaching artist Aurelio del Muro will lead an interactive community mural painting workshop. Meet at the Hispanic Society’s East Gallery Broadway Terrace.

There is a ramp to access the Broadway Terrace from the main gate. There are wheelchair lifts to ascend stairs to the upper terrace and to the main building.

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613 West 155 Street (entrance on Broadway between 155 Street and 156 Street)
New York, NY 10032