Unparalleled outside of Spain, the collections of the New York–based Hispanic Society Museum & Library focus on the art and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines up to the early 20th century.

The traveling exhibition Glory of Spain showcases some 200 objects spanning more than 4,000 years of Hispanic art and culture, featuring artifacts from Roman Spain and decorative arts and manuscripts of Islamic Spain. Also on view are paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper from medieval, “Golden Age,” and 18th-century Spain, including works from Central and South America under Spanish rule; and 19th- and early-20th-century Spanish paintings. Among the many artists represented are Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, El Greco, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Jusepe de Ribera, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco de Zurbarán.

Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library | March 1–May 25, 2020

► Publications
Related publications are available through the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

► Audio Guide
The optional audio guide delves deeper into selected works of art. Offered in both English and Spanish. Included in the ticket price, based on availability. Audio-guide players are located at the exhibition entrance​.


This exhibition is organized by the Hispanic Society of America, New York.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Lead Corporate Sponsor:

Generous funding provided by:
Robert Lehman Foundation