Hispanic Society of America Museum & Library

Hispanic Society of America Museum & Library information

New York City , USA
btwn 155th & 156th Sts, Washington Heights
+1 212 926 2234
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Subway: 1 to 157th St
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10am-4:30pm Tue-Sun
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Housed in the beaux arts structure that naturalist John James Audubon once called home, this treasure contains the largest collection of 19th-century Spanish art and manuscripts outside of Spain – including paintings by El Greco, Goya and Velázquez. While Anna Hyatt Huntington’s majestic sculpture of El Cid dominates the exterior courtyard, Goya’s 1797 masterpiece The Duchess of Alba takes pride of place indoors. Another highlight is Joaquin Sorolla y Bastidas’ show-stopping Vision of Spain; 14 giant paintings depicting Spain’s geographic and cultural diversity.

The center’s library features no less than 600,000 rare books, manuscripts and modern publications relating to the art, history and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Philippines.