Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Exhibition Website

Mar 1 2020 - May 25 2020


The exhibition Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library includes more than 200 exceptional works from the Iberian Peninsula, in the collections of The Hispanic Society of America. A significant number of these works have not been exhibited outside of the Hispanic Society, and some have never before been exhibited.  

Spanning more than 3,000 years -- from prehistoric vessels to the works of Spanish Golden Age painter Diego Velásquez to the romantic images of Francisco de Goya, “Visions of the Hispanic World” celebrates the richness and scope of Spanish arts and culture across the centuries. 

Notable for the exhibition in Albuquerque, the collection includes a couple of local references: 1) A 1726 map of America features what may be the first cartographic mention of the city of Albuquerque, and 2) the 1498 alabaster tomb of “Doña Mencía Enríquez de Toledo, Duchess of Alburquerque Monasterio de San Francisco” was sculpted in the medieval style of Gil de Siloe, complete with flowing folds of fabric carved in stone.

Previously it was seen at the Prado in Madrid, and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         
Image: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquín de (1863 Valencia, Spain –1923 Madrid, Spain) After the bath 1908; Oil on canvas 176 x 111.5 cm A296
Image: Sculptor in the style of Gil de Siloe/workshop of Gil de Siloe, Tomb of the Duchess of Alburquerque Effigy of Doña Mencía Enríquez de Toledo, Duchess of Alburquerque Monasterio de San Francisco, Cuéllar, Spain 1498 Alabaster H x W cm D275/1a-b

Whether or not you go, The Hispanic Society of America: Tesoros is a comprehensive catalogue and critical study of the Hispenic Society of America's extensive collections. This is a lavishly illustrated and handsomely-printed publication that presents with extensive critical comments and notes the most representative examples of a Spanish art and artifacts collection that has no parallel outside Spain. Text is in both English and Spanish.

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  • Various Media
  • European
  • History
  • Diego Velázquez
  • Francisco de Goya
  • Joaquín de Sorolla y Bastida
  • and others

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