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The Hispanic Society Museum & Library The Hispanic Society’s Museum is CLOSED for extensive renovations. During this period the Sorolla Vision of Spain Gallery and the Library will open on a limited basis, by appointment only.
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Miguel Viladrich Vilá, The Woman from Montevideo. Oil on canvas. 1923-1925
07/05/2021

Miguel Viladrich Vilá, The Woman from Montevideo. Oil on canvas. 1923-1925

Miguel Viladrich Vilá, The Woman from Montevideo. Oil on canvas. 1923-1925

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is excited to host The Overlook Concert 2 on Audubon Terrace this Wednesday, July ...
07/04/2021

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is excited to host The Overlook Concert 2 on Audubon Terrace this Wednesday, July 7th at 6:00PM.

The Overlook Presents: "If the Stars Align", is a free, outdoor festival at historic uptown locations curated and performed by The Overlook, a string quartet of renowned performers and uptown residents dedicated to amplifying the music of Black composers and bringing high-quality chamber music performances to their neighbors. The three, community-focused, performances this summer at the Dyckman Farmhouse, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion, will survey four centuries of string quartet repertoire by Black composers, with a spotlight on living composers.

Space is limited. Sign up to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-overlook-presents-if-the-stars-align-tickets-158901987121

@overlookquartet @sohumanity

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is excited to host The Overlook Concert 2 on Audubon Terrace this Wednesday, July 7th at 6:00PM.

The Overlook Presents: "If the Stars Align", is a free, outdoor festival at historic uptown locations curated and performed by The Overlook, a string quartet of renowned performers and uptown residents dedicated to amplifying the music of Black composers and bringing high-quality chamber music performances to their neighbors. The three, community-focused, performances this summer at the Dyckman Farmhouse, Hispanic Society Museum & Library, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion, will survey four centuries of string quartet repertoire by Black composers, with a spotlight on living composers.

Space is limited. Sign up to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-overlook-presents-if-the-stars-align-tickets-158901987121

@overlookquartet @sohumanity

Have you seen our exhibition, In the Heights: From University to Silver Screen yet? The exhibition features over 50 imag...
07/03/2021

Have you seen our exhibition, In the Heights: From University to Silver Screen yet? The exhibition features over 50 images tracing the development of the award-winning musical from its first showing at Wesleyan University through the Broadway productions and the Warner Brother major motion picture. In the Heights tells the story over the course of 3 days, involving characters in the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in NYC.

To Visit the Exhibition:
Hispanic Society Museum & Library, East Building Gallery
June 9 - August 15, 2021 (closed July 4th)
Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets
Open Daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Masks Required. Social distancing enforced.
Free Admission. Reservation required.
TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET, please visit: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/events/504/detail/60b900cf5939900c6b17c78e

Boricua College Library
June 3 - August 13, 2021
Open Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
No reservation required.

These exhibitions have been made possible through the generosity of Google, Warner Bros., The Miranda Family Fund, HBO, New York Presbyterian, Spectrum, the Annenberg Foundation, Telemundo, Con Edison Arts al Fresco, Hispanic Federation, Councilmember Mark Levine, Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Manhattan Times, United Way of New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs and Random House. Additional support for the presentation at the Hispanic Society for the In The Heights exhibition is provided, in part, by [email protected]

Caption: (Center) ANTHONY RAMOS as Usnavi in Warner Bros. Pictures' "IN THE HEIGHTS," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Have you seen our exhibition, In the Heights: From University to Silver Screen yet? The exhibition features over 50 images tracing the development of the award-winning musical from its first showing at Wesleyan University through the Broadway productions and the Warner Brother major motion picture. In the Heights tells the story over the course of 3 days, involving characters in the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in NYC.

To Visit the Exhibition:
Hispanic Society Museum & Library, East Building Gallery
June 9 - August 15, 2021 (closed July 4th)
Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets
Open Daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Masks Required. Social distancing enforced.
Free Admission. Reservation required.
TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET, please visit: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/events/504/detail/60b900cf5939900c6b17c78e

Boricua College Library
June 3 - August 13, 2021
Open Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
No reservation required.

These exhibitions have been made possible through the generosity of Google, Warner Bros., The Miranda Family Fund, HBO, New York Presbyterian, Spectrum, the Annenberg Foundation, Telemundo, Con Edison Arts al Fresco, Hispanic Federation, Councilmember Mark Levine, Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, Manhattan Times, United Way of New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs and Random House. Additional support for the presentation at the Hispanic Society for the In The Heights exhibition is provided, in part, by [email protected]

Caption: (Center) ANTHONY RAMOS as Usnavi in Warner Bros. Pictures' "IN THE HEIGHTS," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is pleased to announce four paid Research Fellows in the areas of Curatorial and C...
07/02/2021

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is pleased to announce four paid Research Fellows in the areas of Curatorial and Conservation. The Fellowship is from the Fall of 2021 to Summer of 2022.

Positions:
1. Research Fellow: Latin American Art in the Hispanic Society’s Collections
2. Research Fellow: Spanish Art in the Hispanic Society’s Collections
3. Research Fellow: Conservation Treatments in Spanish and/or Latin American Artworks
4. Research Fellow: Spanish and/or Latin American Manuscripts/Rare Books/Documents of the 16th and 19th centuries

Type: Part-Time Paid Intern
Location: 613 West 155th Street @ Broadway, New York, NY 10032
Qualifications: This proposed paid Fellowship is intended for students from diverse economic and racial backgrounds in keeping with the Hispanic Society’s initiatives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the institution. The Fellows will be selected from graduate programs from local NYC Metropolitan universities/colleges, and the emphasis will be on students whose focus of study is art history, history, anthropology, museum studies, conservation, library studies, and associated disciplines, and particularly those who are considering careers in the museum field.
-MA or PhD candidates required, or Post Graduate
-Bilingual English and Spanish preferred
-Past Internships in a museum or cultural arena preferred
-Excellent research and writing skills

Please send resume, cover letter with a research proposal/topic of interest and 2 references to [email protected]
DUE DATE: July 9, 2021

For more information, and full application instructions, visit:
https://hispanicsociety.org/about-us/careers/

The Curatorial and Conservation Research Fellow at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library are supported, in part, by the Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund . Particular aspects of the initiative are made possible, in part, by the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is pleased to announce four paid Research Fellows in the areas of Curatorial and Conservation. The Fellowship is from the Fall of 2021 to Summer of 2022.

Positions:
1. Research Fellow: Latin American Art in the Hispanic Society’s Collections
2. Research Fellow: Spanish Art in the Hispanic Society’s Collections
3. Research Fellow: Conservation Treatments in Spanish and/or Latin American Artworks
4. Research Fellow: Spanish and/or Latin American Manuscripts/Rare Books/Documents of the 16th and 19th centuries

Type: Part-Time Paid Intern
Location: 613 West 155th Street @ Broadway, New York, NY 10032
Qualifications: This proposed paid Fellowship is intended for students from diverse economic and racial backgrounds in keeping with the Hispanic Society’s initiatives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the institution. The Fellows will be selected from graduate programs from local NYC Metropolitan universities/colleges, and the emphasis will be on students whose focus of study is art history, history, anthropology, museum studies, conservation, library studies, and associated disciplines, and particularly those who are considering careers in the museum field.
-MA or PhD candidates required, or Post Graduate
-Bilingual English and Spanish preferred
-Past Internships in a museum or cultural arena preferred
-Excellent research and writing skills

Please send resume, cover letter with a research proposal/topic of interest and 2 references to [email protected]
DUE DATE: July 9, 2021

For more information, and full application instructions, visit:
https://hispanicsociety.org/about-us/careers/

The Curatorial and Conservation Research Fellow at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library are supported, in part, by the Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund . Particular aspects of the initiative are made possible, in part, by the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is thrilled to announce a series of free artist workshops for youth and families b...
07/01/2021

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is thrilled to announce a series of free artist workshops for youth and families beginning July 10th. We are partnering with the artists who created the mural series, Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan: Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Danny Peguero, and Carla Torres, to lead workshops about the artistic process. Special guest Colleen Hawkes will host a theater workshop for the musical "In the Heights."

All workshops are free of charge and will take place in July. Space is limited to 12-15 attendees per workshop. Reserve your spot by using the form linked below. Workshops will take place on Audubon Terrace, outside the Hispanic Society on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets. In the event of rain, workshops will take place indoors.

For more information, and to sign up, click here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfL6f7wrjK4Y7-Gc0Ja16wSzBv7bRUX18TbK64g2V1RJ1pjeA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Carla Torres, The New Diaspora / Hurricane María (detail), Acrylic on wood.

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is thrilled to announce a series of free artist workshops for youth and families beginning July 10th. We are partnering with the artists who created the mural series, Latinx Diaspora: Stories from Upper Manhattan: Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Danny Peguero, and Carla Torres, to lead workshops about the artistic process. Special guest Colleen Hawkes will host a theater workshop for the musical "In the Heights."

All workshops are free of charge and will take place in July. Space is limited to 12-15 attendees per workshop. Reserve your spot by using the form linked below. Workshops will take place on Audubon Terrace, outside the Hispanic Society on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets. In the event of rain, workshops will take place indoors.

For more information, and to sign up, click here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfL6f7wrjK4Y7-Gc0Ja16wSzBv7bRUX18TbK64g2V1RJ1pjeA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Carla Torres, The New Diaspora / Hurricane María (detail), Acrylic on wood.

Portrait Head of a Julio-Claudian Imperial Princess, Perhaps Julia Drusilla, Spain, 30-50 CE.
06/30/2021

Portrait Head of a Julio-Claudian Imperial Princess, Perhaps Julia Drusilla, Spain, 30-50 CE.

Portrait Head of a Julio-Claudian Imperial Princess, Perhaps Julia Drusilla, Spain, 30-50 CE.

Summer Art Camp - If you have not done so already, there is still time to sign your children up for the Hispanic Society...
06/29/2021

Summer Art Camp - If you have not done so already, there is still time to sign your children up for the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s FREE online, educational art and art-making workshops! Each of these programs provides four virtual morning sessions across the month of July. Families can register any number of students. Students can join multiple programs. Classes will be taught in English via Zoom by Teaching Artists and Museum Educators. Please read the program descriptions below for more information.

Register for classes here: http://ow.ly/y5WO50FbPCx

Drawings of the Hispanic Society | Ages 9-12
Mondays at 10:00AM | July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Taught by local artist Reynaldo Pantaleón, this workshop helps students develop beginner-level skills in drawing through the use of the museum’s collection of prints and drawings.

Comic-strip Creation | Ages 8+
Tuesdays at 10:00AM | July 6, 13, 20, and 27
Taught by local artist Felipe Galindo, this workshop inspires and teaches students how to create their own comics, based on imagery from the Latin American, Hispanic, and NYC experiences.

Maps of the Hispanic Society | Ages 12-14
Wednesdays at 10:00AM | July 7, 14, 21, and 28
Taught by Museum Educators, this workshop focuses on the Hispanic Society’s collection of maps from the Age of Exploration, which are used to teach students about cartography and the history of Latin America and Spain.

Paper Crafts for Kids | Ages 6-8
Thursdays at 10:00AM | July 8, 15, 22, and 29
Taught by local artist Josefina Hernandez, this workshop teaches students to make a variety of paper crafts that are inspired by the Hispanic Society’s collection of Islamic artwork.

Feel free to email [email protected]
We will be happy to answer all questions!

Photo Credit: @josefinahernandezstudio

Summer Art Camp - If you have not done so already, there is still time to sign your children up for the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s FREE online, educational art and art-making workshops! Each of these programs provides four virtual morning sessions across the month of July. Families can register any number of students. Students can join multiple programs. Classes will be taught in English via Zoom by Teaching Artists and Museum Educators. Please read the program descriptions below for more information.

Register for classes here: http://ow.ly/y5WO50FbPCx

Drawings of the Hispanic Society | Ages 9-12
Mondays at 10:00AM | July 5, 12, 19, and 26
Taught by local artist Reynaldo Pantaleón, this workshop helps students develop beginner-level skills in drawing through the use of the museum’s collection of prints and drawings.

Comic-strip Creation | Ages 8+
Tuesdays at 10:00AM | July 6, 13, 20, and 27
Taught by local artist Felipe Galindo, this workshop inspires and teaches students how to create their own comics, based on imagery from the Latin American, Hispanic, and NYC experiences.

Maps of the Hispanic Society | Ages 12-14
Wednesdays at 10:00AM | July 7, 14, 21, and 28
Taught by Museum Educators, this workshop focuses on the Hispanic Society’s collection of maps from the Age of Exploration, which are used to teach students about cartography and the history of Latin America and Spain.

Paper Crafts for Kids | Ages 6-8
Thursdays at 10:00AM | July 8, 15, 22, and 29
Taught by local artist Josefina Hernandez, this workshop teaches students to make a variety of paper crafts that are inspired by the Hispanic Society’s collection of Islamic artwork.

Feel free to email [email protected]
We will be happy to answer all questions!

Photo Credit: @josefinahernandezstudio

Did you know? Our monumental painting, Beaching the Boat (Afternoon Light), by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida is currently on...
06/28/2021

Did you know? Our monumental painting, Beaching the Boat (Afternoon Light), by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida is currently on view at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. The painting is a "special guest" at the museum and is on view through June 21, 2023!

Learn more about the painting and the Norton Museum of Art's fabulous new program "Special Guests" here: https://www.norton.org/exhibitions/special-guest-beaching-the-boat-afternoon-light-a-masterpiece-by-joaquin-sorolla-y-bastida

Did you know? Our monumental painting, Beaching the Boat (Afternoon Light), by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida is currently on view at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. The painting is a "special guest" at the museum and is on view through June 21, 2023!

Learn more about the painting and the Norton Museum of Art's fabulous new program "Special Guests" here: https://www.norton.org/exhibitions/special-guest-beaching-the-boat-afternoon-light-a-masterpiece-by-joaquin-sorolla-y-bastida

Join us TOMORROW at 6:00PM for the final performance of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library's 2020–2021 Concert Series...
06/27/2021

Join us TOMORROW at 6:00PM for the final performance of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library's 2020–2021 Concert Series — a site-specific video concert of Apolo y Dafne (c. 1700), a dramatic opera, or zarzuela, by Spanish baroque composers Sebastián Durón and Juan de Navas . This performance by Sonnambula marks the culmination of a year of exploration into a rarely heard masterwork during a most unprecedented season.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZNWFRi-f6o

Uniquely scored for 7 sopranos and 5-part choir, Apolo y Dafne represents the deep appreciation Spain paid to women on the stage in the early modern world. It may yet also acknowledge the Italian tradition of concerto delle dame, in which ensembles of women were hired to perform for high-paying patrons; indeed, no other dramatic work of the seventeenth century features a woman-driven cast of this sort. Our excerpts tonight center on the famed love triangle between Apolo (Nola Richardson), Dafne (Camille Zamora), and Amor (Briana Hunter). The program culminates with Amor’s wrenchingly beautiful lamento aria, worthy of inclusion in any baroque opera showcase.

The Palacio de la Zarzuela, a royal hunting lodge just outside Madrid, takes its name from the brambly thicket of woods on which it stands. Beginning in 1657, a new genre of musical drama was performed at the Palacio. This new form, “zarzuela,” references the wild, tangled vegetation around which it was born, a crown of laurels on Spain’s musical history. Baroque zarzuela is rarely performed in America — most manuscripts reside in Spanish libraries and have not been published in modern editions. The opportunity to bring the work to life as the world recovers from the pandemic, and to premiere it at an institution devoted to Hispanic culture, is of deep importance.

For complete program and translations, visit www.sonnambula.org

Recorded live at The Hispanic Society Museum & Library
NYC, June 10-11, 2021

Join us TOMORROW at 6:00PM for the final performance of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library's 2020–2021 Concert Series — a site-specific video concert of Apolo y Dafne (c. 1700), a dramatic opera, or zarzuela, by Spanish baroque composers Sebastián Durón and Juan de Navas . This performance by Sonnambula marks the culmination of a year of exploration into a rarely heard masterwork during a most unprecedented season.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZNWFRi-f6o

Uniquely scored for 7 sopranos and 5-part choir, Apolo y Dafne represents the deep appreciation Spain paid to women on the stage in the early modern world. It may yet also acknowledge the Italian tradition of concerto delle dame, in which ensembles of women were hired to perform for high-paying patrons; indeed, no other dramatic work of the seventeenth century features a woman-driven cast of this sort. Our excerpts tonight center on the famed love triangle between Apolo (Nola Richardson), Dafne (Camille Zamora), and Amor (Briana Hunter). The program culminates with Amor’s wrenchingly beautiful lamento aria, worthy of inclusion in any baroque opera showcase.

The Palacio de la Zarzuela, a royal hunting lodge just outside Madrid, takes its name from the brambly thicket of woods on which it stands. Beginning in 1657, a new genre of musical drama was performed at the Palacio. This new form, “zarzuela,” references the wild, tangled vegetation around which it was born, a crown of laurels on Spain’s musical history. Baroque zarzuela is rarely performed in America — most manuscripts reside in Spanish libraries and have not been published in modern editions. The opportunity to bring the work to life as the world recovers from the pandemic, and to premiere it at an institution devoted to Hispanic culture, is of deep importance.

For complete program and translations, visit www.sonnambula.org

Recorded live at The Hispanic Society Museum & Library
NYC, June 10-11, 2021

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The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is located on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets in New York City | Buses: M4 or M5 to Broadway and 155th Street | Subway: Number 1 to Broadway and 157th Street

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