Previously at the Museo Nacional del Prado (2017) and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (June 2018), Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library is now on exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico until March 2019. The exhibition includes over 200 of the most exceptional works spanning over 3,000 years in the collections of the Hispanic Society of America. A significant number of these works have not been exhibited outside of the Hispanic Society in New York City, and some have never before been exhibited.
Curated by Mitchell A. Codding, Executive Director at the Hispanic Society, and Miguel Falomir, Adjunct Director of Conservation and Investigation at the Prado Museum, Visions of the Hispanic World highlight works from Spain and Latin America, including archaeological works from the Iberian Peninsula; arts of Islamic Spain; paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts from Medieval, Golden Age, and 18th-century Spain; Latin American colonial and 19th-century paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts; and Spanish paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
“Visions of the Hispanic World tells a rich story of cultures settling in Spain and bringing the best and most innovative elements of their heritage to the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies,” tells us Albuquerque Museum’s Director, Andrew Connors. “New Mexico is culturally rich in diversity and historical heritage. This exhibit allows New Mexicans to celebrate world cultures through exceptional artistic masterpieces of a nation linked through history to many who live here. Works of art from prehistory into the Modern era demonstrate the wealth of knowledge we can gain from new communities willing to contribute their best to a new land.” – GM
Article by Brenna Moore