Presented by Mitchell A. Codding, executive director and president, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s collections of art, books, and manuscripts are unparalleled in scope and quality, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal. The exhibition Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library brings some 200 of these works to Houston.

This talk shows how the vision of one man, Hispanic Society founder Archer M. Huntington, became a phenomenal resource for promoting the art and culture of the Hispanic world. No other institution, even in Spain, offers such a complete look at Hispanic history, art, and culture. The Hispanic Society houses more than 18,000 works of art that span the Paleolithic Age to the 20th century, and a research library with some 250,000 manuscripts and 35,000 rare books, including 250 printed before 1501.

About the Hispanic Society
Located in Upper Manhattan, the Hispanic Society Museum & Library was founded in 1904 by philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from:
Jerold B. Katz Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sharon G. Dies
Sterling-Turner Foundation
Houston Junior Woman’s Club
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Susan Vaughan Foundation
CFP Foundation
Joe Barnhart Foundation
Cockrell Family Fund
Ann and John Bookout
Tilman Fertitta Family
Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone
William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust
Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
Learning Ninjas
Texas Commission on the Arts
Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III
Humanities Texas
Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell
Marilyn G. Lummis
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
John L. Nau III
Strake Foundation
The Summerlee Foundation
Isla Carroll Turner Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation
International Fine Print Dealers Association
Polly and Murry Bowden
Nancy and James Gordon
Lubrizol Foundation
The Iris & Lloyd Webre Foundation
and additional generous donors

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.