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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 the 20th centuries. Mounted at the entrance on Audubon Terrace, the installation runs from September 24 to December 6, 2020.

Since opening in 1908, the Hispanic Society has actively made the culture of the Hispanic world available to all New Yorkers. “We are excited to launch Hispanic Heritage Month with the first of a series of installations on Audubon Terrace” says Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “It is wonderful to be able to welcome our neighbors and the wider community into our space. This project demonstrates not just the impressive quality of the collections but also their vast range which, in this case,

attests to the vibrant cultures of Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru. With projects like this, we hope to inspire creativity and nurture healing during these challenging times.” The installation also features an audio component through QR codes, narrated by community voices and offering further information about the art. Treasures on the Terrace is made possible through the generosity of Lorenzo Family Foundation and an anonymous donor, committed to making the Hispanic Society increasingly accessible. The Hispanic Society also gratefully thanks members of the community for their active involvement in the audio component and Boricua College for its collaboration. Plans are underway to reopen the Sorolla Gallery and Reading Room in late October pending approvals and safety requirements. In addition, the Hispanic Society plans to open a special exhibition gallery in its East Building. For updated information, please visit our website at hispanicsociety.org.

Treasures on the Terrace: Highlights from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

September 24 –December 6, 2020

Audubon Terrace at Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets

Monday through Saturday 11am to 5pm; Closed on Sunday

Admission is free; all visitors must wear face coverings; social distance of 6 ft. must be maintained; Personal headsets recommended for the audio component.


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