Members Only Tour: Hispanic Society of America

  • 19 Nov 2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • Hispanic Society of America, 613 W 155th Street

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Members Only Tour:
The Hispanic Society of America

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11am

Our fall members-only tour will be at the Hispanic Society of America on Saturday, November 19. Described by Christopher Gray of The New York Times as “the least known of New York City museums,” the Hispanic Society of America holds one of the world´s leading collections of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American art, including several masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya.

The institution is part of Audubon Terrace, a cultural campus founded by railroad heir and philanthropist Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955) in the former estate of artist and ornithologist John James Audubon (1785-1851). The Hispanic Society was the first building to be built on the campus (1904-1908) and its design was commissioned to Huntington’s cousin, architect Charles Pratt Huntington (1871-1919).

Although the museum has remained almost intact since it opened over 100 years ago, in January 2017 it will be closing to undertake a three-year renovation and expansion project. This private, members only tour will allow us to explore the Hispanic Society before it changes forever.

Space is limited so make sure to RSVP to reserve your spot!

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