Hispanic Society of America Selects the Albuquerque Museum as the First Stop in the United States for Traveling Exhibition

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An event partner of Visit Albuquerque, Visions of the Hispanic World is coming to Albuquerque in November

Diego Velázquez, (1599 Seville, Spain – 1660 Madrid, Spain), Portrait of a Little Girl, ca. 1638-42, oil on canvas

Diego Velázquez, (1599 Seville, Spain – 1660 Madrid, Spain), Portrait of a Little Girl, ca. 1638-42, oil on canvas

This is one of the most important exhibitions to ever come to Albuquerque. The fact that the Hispanic Society of America selected the Albuquerque Museum as the first stop in the U.S. for this traveling exhibition is a true testament to our city’s place in the cultural community.

Visions of the Hispanic World tells a rich story of cultures settling in Spain and bringing the best and most innovative elements of their heritage to the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies. The exhibition will be on view at Albuquerque Museum from Nov. 10, 2018 - March 31, 2019.

PART I – Nov. 10, 2018 through March 31, 2019
Ancient, Islamic, Medieval, Golden Age Spain, Colonial and 19th century Latin America, including works by El Greco, Velázquez, and Zubarán

PART II – Dec. 22 through March 31, 2019
Goya through the 1920s in Spain

The exhibition Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library includes over 200 of the most exceptional works spanning over 3,000 years in the collections of the Hispanic Society of America. A significant number of these works have not been exhibited outside of the Hispanic Society, and some have never before been exhibited.

“Visions of the Hispanic World is one of the most important exhibitions to ever come to Albuquerque,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “The fact that the Hispanic Society of America selected the Albuquerque Museum as the first stop in the U.S. for this traveling exhibition is a true testament to our city’s place in the cultural community.”

"Visions of the Hispanic World tells a rich story of cultures settling in Spain and bringing the best and most innovative elements of their heritage to the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies,” says Albuquerque Museum’s Director Andrew Connors. “Although a relatively poor state, New Mexico is culturally rich in diversity and historic heritage. This exhibit allows New Mexicans to celebrate world cultures through exceptional artistic masterpieces of a nation linked through history to many who live here. Works of art from prehistory into the Modern era demonstrate the wealth of knowledge we can gain from new communities willing to contribute their best to a new land.”

  • First U.S. showing at Albuquerque Museum (November 2018)
  • Organized by the Hispanic Society of America (New York)
  • Previously at the Museo Nacional del Prado (2017) and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in (June 2018)
  • This exhibition is organized by The Hispanic Society of America and is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
  • Local Partners: Albuquerque Museum, City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Museum Foundation, and Visit Albuquerque.
  • More information can be found at http://www.cabq.gov/visions

BACKGROUND: Curated by Mitchell A. Codding, Executive Director at the Hispanic Society, and Miguel Falomir, Adjunct Director of Conservation and Investigation at the Prado Museum, Visions of the Hispanic World includes

  • works from Spain and Latin America drawn from the Hispanic Society’s renowned Museum and Library collections,
  • archaeological works from the Iberian Peninsula;
  • arts of Islamic Spain;
  • paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts from Medieval, Golden Age, and 18th-century Spain;
  • Latin American colonial and 19th-century paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and manuscripts; and
  • Spanish paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

General Admission to Albuquerque Museum
Out-of-State Adult $6, NM Adult (19-64) $5, Teen (13-18) $5, Seniors (65 & older) $4, Child (4-12) $3

$5 additional special exhibit surcharge for "Visions of the Hispanic World"
No surcharge for children 12 and under.
Surcharge applies during free days and events at Albuquerque Museum.

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