A history of Spanish art: from Al-Andalus to Picasso
Weekend art history course
- 18 March 2023, 10am — 5pm
- 19 March 2023, 10am — 5pm
From masterpieces by Goya and Velázquez to dazzling objects from Latin America, explore the art and culture of the Hispanic world in this landmark exhibition.
• This exhibition will be open until 9pm on Friday evenings. • Download our large print guide.
Discover the rich story of Spanish and Hispanic art and culture from the ancient world to the early 20th century through over 150 fascinating works: from masterpieces by El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez and Goya to sculptures, paintings, silk textiles, ceramics, lustreware, silverwork, precious jewellery, maps, drawings, illuminated manuscripts and stunning decorative lacquerware from Latin America.
The exhibition features the famous World Map of 1526 by Giovanni Vespucci, and culminates with Sorolla’s colourful, large-scale study for his monumental series of 14 paintings, Vision of Spain.
Founded in New York in 1904, the Hispanic Society Museum & Library is home to the most extensive collection of Spanish art outside of Spain. Presented for the first time in the UK, it will offer visitors a chance to trace the great diversity of cultures and religions – from Celtic to Islamic, Jewish and Christian – that have shaped and enriched what we today understand as Spanish culture.
Supported by The Magic Trust, Crankstart Foundation and Ömer Koç, with additional support from the Embassy of Spain, London, and the Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.
Our Friends preview days take place 18-19 January, 10am–6pm, and 20 January, 10am–9pm.
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