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Hispanic Society of America, New York City
(4.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
The Hispanic Society of America is a museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. (Despite the name and the founder's intention, it has never functioned as a learned association.) Founded in 1904 by Archer M. Huntington, the institution is free and open to the public at its original location in a Beaux Arts building on Audubon Terrace (at 155th Street and Broadway) in the lower Washington Heights area of New York City in the United States. The campus was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012.In April, 2015 the Society announced the appointment of Philippe de Montebello to chair the Society's Board of Overseers and spearhead a major effort to roughly double the museum's size by renovating the now-vacant, adjacent, Beaux Arts, former building of the Museum of the American Indian.Exterior sculpture at the society includes work by Anna Hyatt Huntington and nine major reliefs by the Swiss-American sculptor Berthold Nebel, a commission that took ten years to complete.
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  • The Hispanic Society of American host a museum of art and sculpture that is stunning and accessble, and a break from the tourist haunts of New York. The helpful and welcoming staff will direct you how...  more »
  • Next to Broadway in the latino Harlem. The building does not have AA (rare thing in USA) and maintains the appearance of when it was built. Works from convents and collections of Spain and Portugal and Ibero-American millionaire Archer Huntington founded in 1904. Famous images of Spain commissioned from Sorolla, which is the only restored and very bright room where better is appreciated. I saw them in Valencia when they were brought in to restore but they did not offer the vision on the site which were painted. Deserves the sentence his visit that also is free. Scarce public due to its remoteness but it is easily accessible by subway.
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  • This museum house a stunning collection of Sorolla murals. And the small park across the street has wonderful small sculptures created by children (?). A great visit for art lovers. 
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  • Huge canvases of mostly religious paintings. There is a small section showing Spanish ceramics and earthenware. The museum is too dark to see signages very cleary but it was bad customer service that really ruined it for me. The female receptionist showed a lot of attitude from the get-go, gave incomplete information, and was too lazy to even man the baggage deposit room. She was on her smartphone the whole time I was there.
  • This museum and library is rich in Spain's culture and setting of this place is like traveling to a different country. Definitely, a place to collect your thoughts and appreciate the artwork of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.
  • I have gone to this museum but I wish I would go more often esp. on Saturday when there is a tour available. I've been on the tour and it is fantastic. The murals are great. And there is stuff from Latin America I think a silver set and paintings with shells and something on Emperor Montesuma's (?) daughter marrying a Spaniard and begining meztizoism. Thank you.
  • We took our children here this morning to participate in a group kids session and had a great time. It was set up like an informal art class, right there in the museum itself. It reminded me of my art classes in my university days, except it was geared at young kids 10 and younger. The program directors, Cristina and Marta, were really fantastic. I would recommend taking your kids here for one of these sessions if you can. The sesions are conducted in Spanish and are a great tool for the kids (and parents) to meet other families and gain education in Spanish.
  • Beautiful museum, art and painters work exposed there are just fabulous! I never miss a chance to visit.