Please Note: The Hispanic Society’s Museum is closed for extensive renovations. The Library is open on a limited basis, by appointment only.
The collections of the Hispanic Society are broad and deep, addressing the culture of Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America.
With more than 800 paintings and 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing,from the Middle Ages to the present, with particular strengths in the Spanish Golden Age (1550-1700), and the 19h- and early 20th-century. (including El Greco, Goya, Sorolla)
The collection also includes almost 1,000 works of sculpture from the first millennium B.C. to the early 20th-century; notable examples of ceramics, glass, furniture, ironwork and jewelry are among more than 6,000 objects of decorative arts; 15,000 prints from the 17th- to early 20th-century; a comprehensive collection of textiles, from the Arab rule to the early 20th-century; and more than 175,000 photographs from 1850 onwards document the art, culture and customs of Spain and Latin America.