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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 renowned collection of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, spanning 4,000 years of Hispanic history, art, and culture. On view January 24–February 2, 2020, the exhibition is co-curated by esteemed art historian and curator Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, and acclaimed architect Peter Marino. The Winter Show’s annual loan exhibition offers visitors a focused look at exceptional collections of art, antiques, and design from leading historic institutions, reflecting the quality, range, and expertise of the Fair’s exhibitors.

Unrivaled embodies the Hispanic Society Museum & Library collection’s significance and breadth. With more than 18,000 works of art from the Paleolithic Age to the 20th century, and an extraordinary research library that holds 250,000 manuscripts and 35,000 rare books, the institution is the only one in the world to offer such a complete vision of Hispanic history, art, and culture.

The exhibition will display masterworks from throughout the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Philippines by artists including Diego Velázquez, El Greco, and Francisco de Goya, alongside such works as a mid-18th-century painting by the Cuzco School in Peru and an exceptional 17th-century ceramic aquamanile from Portugal. Additional highlights will include a painting by John Singer Sargent created during his extended travels in Spain circa 1879–80, and a work by Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla from the early 1900s, among many others.

“We are honored to present the depth of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s unrivaled collection at The Winter Show 2020,” said exhibition curator Philippe de Montebello. “The loan exhibition is drawn from a collection devoted to telling the rich stories of the Hispanic world. With a focus on all facets of art, literature, and culture, we strive to broaden understandings of the complex cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Philippines, and their global impact.”

Helen Allen, Executive Director of The Winter Show, said, “We are delighted to work with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, Philippe de Montebello, and Peter Marino to present these extraordinary examples of Hispanic history. Unrivaled offers us the opportunity to share the institution’s collection of remarkable paintings and objects from around the world, reinforcing The Winter Show’s mission, which is truly global in scope. We hope our collectors, visitors, and exhibitors alike will delight in experiencing this spectacular exhibition.”



Hispanic Society Museum & Library

The mission of The Hispanic Society Museum & Library (HSM&L) is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, stimulate appreciation for, and advance knowledge of works directly related to the arts, literature, and history of the countries wherein Spanish and Portuguese are or have been predominant spoken languages, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.

Since 1904, HSM&L has played an important role in changing the attitudes and understanding of Hispanic culture and history in the United States. Most of HSM&L’s collections were acquired in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by its founder, Archer Milton Huntington. Today, HSM&L remains fervently committed to inspiring, enriching, and educating the broadest and most diverse public about the rich cultural heritage of Iberian and Latin American populations. While the Museum & Library undergo renovations, the Sorolla Gallery, which exhibits Joaquín Sorolla’s monumental series of canvases Vision of Spain, will be open on a limited schedule beginning in September.

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The Winter Show

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. East Side House’s programs focus on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and the keys to economic opportunity.

All revenues from the Fair’s general admissions and the net proceeds from the Opening Night Party and other special events benefit East Side House and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget. No part of sales made by exhibitors is received by East Side House. The Winter Show runs January 24–February 2, 2020, at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. Hours of admission are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 12–8 PM; Sunday and Thursday, 12–6 PM; and Tuesday, 12–4:30 PM. Daily admission is $30, which includes a copy of the Show’s award-winning catalogue.

To purchase tickets for the Opening Night Party on January 23, 2020, call (718) 292-7392 or visit

East Side House Settlement

East Side House Settlement is a community-based organization located in the South Bronx. Recognizing education as the key to economic and civic opportunity, East Side House works with schools, community centers, and other partners to bring quality education and resources to individuals in need, helping approximately 10,000 residents of the Bronx and northern Manhattan improve their lives each year.

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Fair Dates:

Opening Night Party
Thursday, January 23, 2020
5–9 PM
Daily Admission
Friday, January 24–Sunday, February 2, 2020
Opens daily at 12 PM
Closing times vary, for detailed hours please visit
Young Collectors Night
Thursday, January 30, 2020
6–9 PM
Connoisseurs Night
Friday, January 31, 2020
5:30–8 PM

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