Spain and the Hispanic World

Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

21 January — 10 April 2023

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is hosting an exciting new exhibition from January 21 to April 10, 2023, titled “Spain and the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library.” This exhibition promises to showcase the rich history and art of the Hispanic world, from ancient times to the early 20th century.

Visitors can expect to see over 150 works, including masterpieces from renowned artists such as El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Goya. The exhibition will also feature a wide range of art forms, including sculptures, paintings, silk textiles, ceramics, lustreware, silverwork, precious jewelry, maps, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, and stunning decorative lacquerware from Latin America.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is the World Map of 1526 by Giovanni Vespucci, which is widely regarded as one of the most important maps in history. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see Sorolla’s colorful, large-scale study for his monumental series of 14 paintings, Vision of Spain.

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, founded in New York in 1904, houses the most extensive collection of Spanish art outside of Spain. This exhibition marks the first time that this impressive collection will be on display in the UK, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to explore the diversity of cultures and religions that have influenced Spanish culture, from Celtic to Islamic, Jewish, and Christian.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Magic Trust, Crankstart Foundation, Ömer Koç, the Embassy of Spain in London, and the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.

Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Spain and the Hispanic world at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2023. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply curious to learn more about this fascinating part of the world, this exhibition is sure to be a memorable experience.

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