The Hispanic Museum & Library The Hispanic Museum & Library

The Hispanic Museum & Library

The public museum and reference library collects, preserves, studies, exhibits, and advances knowledge of the art, literature, and history of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines.

Celebrating the Depth and Diversity of Hispanic Art, Culture, and History

The Hispanic Museum & Library

The Hispanic Museum & Library, also known as the Hispanic Society of America Museum & Library, was established in New York City in 1904 by philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington. The free public museum and reference library houses collections that are unparalleled in scope anywhere in the world outside of Spain.

The museum and library are home to more than 900 paintings, 6,000 watercolors and drawings, 6,000 decorative arts items, 15,000 prints, 175,000 photographs, and 300,000 books. The collections range from sculptures created during the first millennium B.C. to 11th-century manuscripts, letters, and documents to 20th-century photographs. The purpose of this massive repository is to enable audiences to appreciate and better understand the immense diversity of culture and art in countries wherein Spanish and Portuguese are predominantly the spoken languages. The Hispanic Museum and Library also hosts exhibitions, concerts, and educational programs to facilitate direct engagement between audiences, the collections, and the multifaceted histories that these collections represent.

GRoW Support

2024

Goya Research Center

2023

General Operating Support

2022

General Operating Support

Exhibition - Nuestra Casa: Rediscovering the Treasures of The Hispanic Society Museum & Library

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2021

Exhibition - In the Heights: From University to Silver Screen

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2016

General Operating Support