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 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.”