Special Programs
Tertulias de Arte Hispano

Our new, donor-exclusive online program, Tertulias de Arte Hispano, will take place Live on YouTube on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm. Hosted by Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and joined by one of the curators, librarians, or conservators of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, these lively conversations will explore the museum and library’s extensive collections.

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To view past programs:

Dr. Marcus Burke, Senior Curator of Painting, Drawings, and Metalworks, discussed the painting, El Costeño, by Mexican artist José Agustín Arrieta | May 5, 2020


Dr. Patrick Lenaghan, Head of the Department of Prints and Photographs, discussed Photographs from Latin America | June 5, 2020


Hélène Fontoira, Head of Conservation, discussed The Treatment & Conservation of Luisa Roldán’s Heads of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Paul | July 7, 2020


Dr. Margaret Connors McQuade, Assistant Director & Curator of Decorative Arts, discussed Ceramic Traditions from Puebla de los Angeles (Mexico) | August 4, 2020


Vanessa Pintado, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, will discuss her recent work on La Celestina, [Comedia de Calisto y Melibea], published in Burgos in 1499 | September 1, 2020


Dr. Margaret Connors McQuade, Acting Director & Curator of Decorative Arts, “Noble Tastes for Búcaros de Indias: Mexican and Chilean Pottery from the 17th and 18th Centuries.” | October 6, 2020


Dr. Patrick Lenaghan, Head Curator of Prints and Photographs, discussed the HSM&L’s collection of Don Quixote prints | November 10, 2020



January 12, 2021: Composer and Conductor, Dr. Sebastián Zubieta, Music Director at Americas Society, will discuss the Hispanic Society’s Olmeda Collection. The collection is a musical archive which includes manuscripts dating from the sixteenth century. Dr. Zubieta will share the history and importance of this archive, and will play vocal and instrumental excerpts.