Opening Lecture “Treasures of the Hispanic Society”
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.
• $10 ($5 MFAH members)
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Admission to the exhibition is available separately.