Magnificent paintings by El Greco, Velasquez, Jose de Ribera. Ceramics and craftworks adorn this institution specializing in Hispanic art, history and literature.
In particular, the Society offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing from the Middle Ages to the present, with particular strengths in that of the Spanish Golden Age (1550-1700), the nineteenth century, and the early twentieth century.
Notable among the sixteenth and seventeenth-century paintings are those by El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541-1614) and Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), while the Museum's collection also includes works by other acknowledged masters of the period, such as Francisco de Zurbarán, Jusepe de Ribera, Alonso Cano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and Juan Carreño de Miranda.
The collection of Decorative Arts also includes a range of pieces in other media: secular and ecclesiastical furniture from the Renaissance to the present, including a wide variety of trestle tables and vargueños, or writing cabinets; a highly important collection of ironwork; and glassware from the Roman period to the present, with outstanding examples from Barcelona and La Granja.
Finally, the Hispanic Society is home to one of the most spectacular ensembles of monumental sculpture in New York: Audubon Terrace with its statue of El Cid and reliefs of Don Quixote and Boabdil, all by Anna Hyatt Huntington.
Telephone: (212) 926-2234
Address: 613 West 155th Street
Cross Streets at Broadway
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