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TREASURES FROM THE HISPANIC SOCIETY LIBRARY

September 29 – December 18, 2021,

New York, September 29, 2021- The Grolier Club is proud to shine a spotlight on the impressive holdings of New York’s Hispanic Society & Library in the exhibition TREASURES FROM THE HISPANIC SOCIETY LIBRARY.  On view from September 29 – December 18, 2021, the presentation is open to visitors in person as well as virtually.

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HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY, NORTHERN MANHATTAN ARTS ALLIANCE, AND BORICUA COLLEGE PRESENT LATINX DIASPORA: STORIES FROM UPPER MANHATTAN & IN THE HEIGHTS: FROM UNIVERSITY TO SILVER SCREEN

NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2021) – We are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting collaboration between the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), and Boricua College on three exciting exhibitions: Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan, which open on Audubon Terrace on May 28, 2021; In the..

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HISPANIC SOCIETY NAMES GUILLAUME KIENTZ AS DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY, December 16, 2020 – The Hispanic Society Museum & Library announced today that its Board of Trustees has elected Guillaume Kientz to be the institution’s next Director and CEO. Mr. Kientz’s appointment takes effect early in 2021; an exact date is yet to be determined. Mr. Kientz was selected after an international..

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GILDED FIGURES: WOOD AND CLAY MADE FLESH

Polychrome Sculpture at The Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Opening to the public Friday, October 15, 2021

New York (September 2021) – The Hispanic Society Museum & Library (HSM&L) is pleased to present Gilded Figures: Wood and Clay Made Flesh, offering a rare glimpse of a major art form from the Hispanic World 1500–1800: polychrome sculpture. Curated by Dr. Patrick Lenaghan, Head Curator of prints, photographs and sculpture of the HSM&L, and Hélène Fontoira-Marzin, Head of Conservation of the HSM&L, the exhibition will open to the public on October 15, 2021, and run through January 9, 2022.

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HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY PRESENTS TREASURES ON THE TERRACE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY

NEW YORK, NY (September 18, 2020) – The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is pleased to present the outdoor installation, Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum& Library. Drawing on the museum’s world-renowned collection, large-scale photographic reproductions feature 19 works from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru. dating from the 16th through..

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HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT, Dr. MITCHELL A. CODDING, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT, Dr. MITCHELL A. CODDING, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT NEW YORK, NY ( November 25, 2019) – Dr. Mitchell A. Codding, the Executive Director and President of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library since 1995 and its Assistant Director from 1984 to 1995, announced his retirement today to take..

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The Winter Show Announces the 2020 Loan Exhibition Unrivaled Hispanic Society Museum & Library

The loan exhibition will feature masterworks from across the Hispanic world and is curated by Peter Marino and Philippe de Montebello January 24–February 2, 2020, at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City New York, NY (July 16, 2019) – The Winter Show is pleased to announce its 2020 loan exhibition featuring masterworks from the..

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“Tesoros de la Hispanic Society of America. Visiones del Mundo Hispánico” Opens at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

The exhibition has been organized by the Museo Nacional del Prado and The Hispanic Society of America with the exclusive support of Fundación BBVA. Beginning April 4, the Museo del Prado, with the exclusive support of Fundación BBVA, offers the public the exceptional opportunity of enjoying more than two hundred works of art from The..

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2017 Gala

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, The Hispanic Society Museum & Library will hold its annual Gala at the historic Metropolitan Club in New York City.  This year, we are proud to honor the following institutions and individuals for their exceptional contributions to Hispanic arts and culture: Mr. José Manuel Entrecanales, Chairman & CEO, Acciona Mrs…

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Award Presentation to the Hispanic Society in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the New York City Council and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office will present a $1,750,000 award to the Hispanic Society to support the third phase of their Master Plan. The award presentation will be followed by a Gallery Talk about the Puerto Rican artist, José Campeche, and a tour..

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Dear Members and Friends of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library

During this difficult time of “social distancing”, the arts connect us to one another as individuals, communities, and societies. While at the Hispanic Society we have suspended the Vision of Spain Tours, Library appointments and programs until we can resume operations, we are firmly committed to using technology to help foster connectedness and ensure that..

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Family Night at The Hispanic Society Celebrates the Restoration of Bronze Doors by Berthold Nebel

New York, NY – (June 6 , 2017) The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, the premier collection for the study and appreciation of the Hispanic arts and culture in the United States, will present a Family Night to celebrate the recent restoration of the bronze doors of its East Building by the American sculptor Berthold..

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HÉLÈNE FONTOIRA MARZIN NAMED HEAD OF CONSERVATION OF THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY

NEW YORK, NY, March 26, 2019. The Hispanic Society Museum & Library announces the appointment of Hélène Fontoira Marzin as Head of Conservation. Ms. Fontoira has been working at the Hispanic Society as a conservator of paintings and sculpture for seventeen years. With this appointment, the Hispanic Society continues its commitment to the conservation of..

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Hispanic Society Museum & Library Elects Four New Trustees

New York, NY – (February 6, 2019). Chairman Philippe de Montebello announces the election of Bob Vila, Emily Kernan Rafferty, Jonathan Hogg, and Elizabeth Goizueta to the Board of Trustees of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. The four new trustees join Board members Philippe de Montebello, Mariette Arguimbau Scott, William R. Harman, Francisco A…

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HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY SELECTS SELLDORF ARCHITECTS, BEYER, BLINDER BELLE, AND REED HILDERBRAND TO LEAD THEIR STRATEGIC ARCHITECTURAL PLANS

NEW YORK, NY (August 30, 2019) – The Hispanic Society Museum & Library announces the architects selected to develop a detailed architectural plan that will help shape the future of the institution. The team selected to lead the project are Selldorf Architects as design architects, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects, as executive architects, and Reed Hilderbrand..

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Hispanic Society Museum & Library to present Treasures Exhibition at The Prado

New York, NY – (November, 2016) The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, the premier collection of Hispanic arts and culture in the United States, will present the major traveling exhibition, Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, at the Prado Museum in Madrid from April 4 through September 10,..

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Philippe de Montebello Elected Chairman of the Hispanic Society’s Board of Trustees

The Hispanic Society of America announced today the election of Philippe de Montebello as Chairman of the Board, following the retirement of George B. Moore who had served as a Trustee since 1995 and as Chairman since 2004. Mr. de Montebello officially assumed the chairmanship at the Society’s Annual Meeting held on April 1, 2015. Mr. Francisco A. Lorenzo,..

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Th Hispanic Society Museum & Library Receives an Important Colonial Latin American Gift from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

 The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is delighted to announce the donation from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros of a striking 18th century Venezuelan gilded armchair made by Antonio Mateo de los Reyes (active from 1725 to 1766) for the Brotherhood of Saint Peter for the nave of the Cathedral of Caracas.  This gift,..

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The Hispanic Society in the News!

For press  general coverage : THE ART NEWS PAPER Date: September, 23, 2021 Link here HYPERALLERGENIC Date: September 1, 2021 Link here   For press coverage on our Exhibition ” Treasures from the Hispanic Society Library”: ARS MAGAZINE Link here ART DAILY Link here THE NATIONAL REVIEW Link here   For press coverage on our..

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THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY LAUNCHES 2017-2018 CONCERT SERIES WITH HISPANIC WOMAN COMPOSERS

THE HISPANIC SOCIETY MUSEUM & LIBRARY LAUNCHES 2017-2018 CONCERT SERIES WITH HISPANIC WOMAN COMPOSERS featuring SONNAMBULA “warm, full sound,” – Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise “superb,” – The New Yorker The Salon of Leonora Duarte (1610–1678) Thursday, December 21, 2017 Concert at 7 pm; Pre-Concert lecture at 6:30 pm  American Academy of Arts and..

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The Hispanic Society of America Begins its 2015-2016 Concert Series

The Hispanic Society of America Begins its 2015-2016 Concert Series: “From Barcelona with Passion: Enrique Granados in New York” Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00p.m The Hispanic Society of America Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets Admission Free. RSVP: friends@hispanicsociety.org/ 212- 926 22 34 Ext. 250 Anna Tonna, Mezzo-soprano Anna Belén Gómez, Soprano Borja Mariño,..

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The Hispanic Society Wins the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

New York, NY, May 18, 2017 – We are delighted to announce that The Hispanic Society of America was named the recipient of the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation from a field of nineteen candidates. The prestigious award was established in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation in 1981 to acknowledge..

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Two New Board Members Appointed to The Hispanic Society Museum & Library

New York, NY – (January, 2017). Chairman Philippe de Montebello announces the election of Andrés A. Gil and Antonio del Valle Ruíz to the Board of Trustees of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. The two new trustees represent the first expansion in numbers of the Board of Trustees since 1904 and they will join..

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