The Hispanic Society Museum and Library

The Hispanic Society Museum and Library

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library's mission is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, stimulate appreciation for and advance 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 Society Museum and Library

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, also known as The Hispanic Society of America, was established in New York City in 1904 by the philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington. The Hispanic Society operates a free, public museum and reference library whose collections are unparalleled in scope anywhere in the world outside Spain itself. 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 the predominantly spoken languages. The Hispanic Society Museum & Library also hosts exhibitions, concerts, and educational programs to facilitate direct engagement between audiences, the collections, and the vast and multifaceted histories the collections represent.

GRoW Support

2016

General Operating Support